Meetings

Perinatal Mental Health

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 31/01/2018 - Plenary - Fifth Senedd (Item 7)

Debate on the Children, Young People and Education Committee report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales

NDM6642 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2017.

Note: The response by the Welsh Government was laid on 28 November 2017.

Minutes:

The item started at 17.28

NDM6642 Lynne Neagle (Torfaen)

To propose that the National Assembly for Wales:

Notes the Children, Young People and Education Committee Report on Perinatal Mental Health in Wales which was laid in the Table Office on 17 October 2017.

The motion was agreed in accordance with Standing Order 12.36.


Meeting: 06/12/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

8 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - consideration of the response from the Welsh Government

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Minutes:

8.1 The Committee agreed to request a plenary debate and schedule follow up scrutiny one year on in November 2018.


Meeting: 30/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 9)

9 Letter from the Royal College of General Practitioners Wales - perinatal mental health report

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from Cwm Taf University Board - Perinatal Mental Health Report

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Meeting: 16/11/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Letter from the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Wales - Perinatal Mental Health Report

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Meeting: 04/10/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Letter from Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from the Chair to the Cabinet Secretary for Health Well-being and Sport - Inquiry into the Emotional and Mental Health of Children and Young People

The Chair has written to the Cabinet Secretary seeking additional information for the inquiry.

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Correspondence from Local Health Boards - Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health

The Committee wrote to all Local Health Boards requesting additional information on psychological support for the inquiry. The letters give details of the information received. 

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport - Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health

The Cabinet Secretary’s response to the actions raised following the evidence session on 12 July. 

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Letter from HM Senior Coroner for North Wales (East & Central) - Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health

The Coroner has responded to the Committee’s request for information relating to an inquest drawn to the Committee’s attention during its stakeholder event on perinatal mental health.

 

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Meeting: 20/09/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 8)

Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Consideration of draft report

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the draft report. Subject to some minor amendments, the report was agreed.

 


Meeting: 12/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Note on the All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Steering Group

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Meeting: 12/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Discussion of evidence

Minutes:

The Committee discussed the evidence they had received throughout the inquiry. A draft report would be considered at the start of the autumn term.


Meeting: 12/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 11

Vaughan Gething AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport

Joanna Jordan, Director of Mental Health - NHS Governance & Corporate Services

Karen Jewell, Nursing Officer for Maternity and Early Years

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Well-being and Sport. The Cabinet Secretary agreed to provide a note on the following:

 

·         Timescales on when a full Health Board data picture will be available which includes the number of women who have been referred and seen a psychologist and those referred but are unable to access one.

·         An update on the availability of access to face to face talking treatment.

·         A note on the evidence given by the British Psychological Society that, due to the absence of a consultant perinatal psychologist in Wales, supervision outside Wales is having to be sought by those delivering perinatal psychology services in Wales.  

·         An update following the joint Committee meeting on 25 July to discuss the review of demand tier 4 services.

·         A note on any research available on the impact of being unable to breastfeed, and whether this can be a trigger for postnatal depression, and what steps are being taken by frontline staff to support breastfeeding mothers.

 


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 10

Charlotte Harding, Founder and Chair of Perinatal Mental Health Cymru
Barbara Cunningham, Trustee of Perinatal Mental Health Cymru
Dr Jess Heron, Director - Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Sally Wilson, Volunteer - Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Sarah Deardon, Volunteer - Action on Postpartum Psychosis

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Perinatal Mental Health Cymru and Action on Postpartum Psychosis.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 8

Local Health Boards

 

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Jon Morris, Service Manager for Perinatal and Liaison Psychiatry

Dr Annemarie Schmidt, Consultant Psychiatrist

Sharn Jones, Head Of Women's Outpatient Services

 

Powys Teaching Health Board

Carol Shillabeer, Chief Executive

Helen James, Head of Children’s Public Health Nursing and Paediatric Services

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Local Health Boards.


Meeting: 06/07/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 9

The British Psychological Society

 

Dwynwen Myers, Psychologist lead – Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the British Psychological Society.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 7

Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee

 

Carole Bell, Director of Nursing and Quality

Carl Shortland, Specialist Lead for Specialist Mental Health

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from WHSSC.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

4 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 6

Ian Wile, Director of Operations for Mental Health Clinical Board - Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Dr Sue Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist for Perinatal Mental Health – Cardiff and Vale University Health Board  

David Roberts – Service Director, Mental Health & Learning Disabilities - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Anita-Louise Rees - Team Manager for Perinatal Mental Health Services - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Local Health Boards.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 5

Royal College of General Practitioners

 

Dr Jane Fenton-May

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of General Practioners.


Meeting: 28/06/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 4

Royal College of Psychiatrists

 

Dr Sue Smith, Consultant Psychiatrist and Welsh Representative of the Perinatal Faculty of Royal College of Psychiatrists

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 4)

Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 3

Ian Jones, Professor of Psychiatry - Maternal Mental Health Alliance

Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Maternal Mental Health Alliance.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 3)

3 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 2

Helen Rogers, Director - Royal College of Midwives Wales

Sarah Fox, Professional Policy Advisor - Royal College of Midwives

Jane Hanley, Perinatal Mental Health Specialist - Institute of Health Visitors

Sharon Fernandez, Institute of Health Visitors

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from the Royal College of Midwives Wales and the Institute of Health Visitors.


Meeting: 24/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

2 Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Evidence session 1

Rhiannon Hedge, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer - Mind Cymru

Josie Anderson, Senior Policy and Public Affairs Officer - Bliss

Dr Sarah Witcombe-Hayes, Senior Policy Researcher - NSPCC

 

 

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Minutes:

The Committee heard evidence from Mind, Bliss and the NSPCC.


Meeting: 18/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 5)

5 Perinatal Mental Health - Written Evidence

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Meeting: 18/05/2017 - Children, Young People and Education Committee - Fifth Senedd (Item 2)

Inquiry into Perinatal Mental Health - Engagement event (External Venue)

Members will be meeting with parents / carers and service providers to share their experiences.  

Minutes:

The Committee meet with parents and service providers.