Antenatal parenting support for vulnerable women: getting the evidence for effectiveness
Funded by the Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research, an independent study has evaluated the impact of two antenatal group-based interventions—Mellow Bumps and Chill Out in Pregnancy—designed to improve maternal mental health and sensitivity to the Infant compared with care-as-usual (CAU). Led by Professor Phil Wilson, now of Aberdeen University, this is an exciting opportunity to hear from the experts in the field as well as learning the results of the trial. The day will review the evidence for the importance of antenatal intervention for children’s later wellbeing and introduce the two interventions, as well as other early inter-ventions. THRIVE, a new trial contrasting Mellow Bumps with Triple P for Baby (enhanced) will be introduced.
- Bill Alexander, Director of Care and Learning, Highland Council – Welcome and Introduction
- Dr Christine Puckering, Programme Director, Mellow Parenting – Why attachment matters?
- Professor Phil Wilson, Director, Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen – Why is good psycho-social antenatal support important?
- Dr Lucy Thompson, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Rural Health, University of Aberdeen and Dr Jane White, THRIVE, MRC/University of Glasgow – Antenatal Parenting Support for Vulnerable Women: an exploratory Randomised Controlled Trial
- Dr Marion Henderson, Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC/University of Glasgow – An overview of the THRIVE Trial: exploring the impact of Mellow Bumps, Enhanced Triple P for Baby compared with Care as Usual
For further information and to book your place, please email: Bumpstrial@gmail.com
If you represent a local parenting support organisation, please contact us to discuss exhibition opportunities