There is increasing evidence that the global burden of mental health difficulties is rising, and that many of the risk factors for these difficulties relate to psychological and developmental factors – from in-utero through to early years. In this seminar, I will explore how psychological approaches can help us understand how risk and resilience play out over the perinatal period, based on research in both parents and offspring, with a particular focus on the impact of perinatal mental health. I will also describe the potential for psychological approaches to improve outcomes for both parents and their children. The seminar will present data from studies in Scotland, Denmark and emerging work in Sub-Saharan Africa.
- Dr Angus Macbeth, University of Edinburgh
- Hosted by
- School of Psychology
- William Guild Building
Dr Chu or Ms Carolyn Porter (01224 272227)