Dr Jane Hanley is now Director of Training and Development.
Jane Hanley. PhD, RGN, RMN, Dip HV, Post Grad Dip Counselling, FETC, MHFA and YMHFA Instructor, ASSIST Trained
Jane's 30 years of experience in psychiatric nursing, health visiting and in university as an academic underpin her commitment to the importance of top quality, solid, evidence and research based training. Since the early nineties, she has been and dedicated to raising public awareness of perinatal mental health.
Jane has been a member of the Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health for over 20 years and has been an Executive Committee member, President of UKIMS and International Secretary and is currently the President of the International Marcé Society
Jane’s Doctorate examined cultural nuances in perinatal depression.
Her achievements include:
- delivered and developed training programmes on perinatal mental health across UK
- Production of the ‘Marcé Distance Learning Pack’
- Edited ‘Perinatal Perspectives’ the quarterly Newsletter for UKIMS
- Produced the DVD ‘Babies Aloud’, on PND specifically designed for fathers
- Training in Oman
- Invited to speak in Lima, Peru, Barcelona, Ireland and Guernsey in 2013
- Published several papers on perinatal mental health
Actively involved with groups working in the perinatal mental health field, Jane has presented extensively at national and international conferences, has published 'Perinatal Mental Health', a reference book for professionals and has devised and produced a DVD aimed at paternal postnatal depression
Founder of Fathersreachingout.com Public Speaker Author and Freelance Writter.
Mark Williams is the founder of "fathers reaching out", which supports and raises awareness of fathers/families of post natal depression. Mark speaks publicly of his personal experience of postnatal depression at national conferences and has been actively involved with projects on postnatal depression.
Mark was awarded Inspirational Father of the Year ITV Hero of 'Wales Pride of Britain' and was short-listed at the Mind Media Awards hosted by Stephen Fry. He has spoken on radio for Radio 4 Woman's Hour and other national radio stations.
Mark has written widely about his experiences and is the author of the book " Mark Williams Reaching Out". Mark's philosophy is to heighten awareness of postnatal depression and to support families going through this illness.
Howard Thomas. MSc. RGN
Howard has worked extensively in academia and training. He has significant experience in maternal mental health and has developed several educational programmes. Howard has published widely.
Linda Davies. RGN
Linda has worked in both general and sexual health nursing. She has experience in mental health issues and understands the difficulties of motherhood. Linda has developed several training programmes and has a good grounding in group and individual work.
The team's mission is to continue to heighten awareness of and to encourage research into perinatal mental health issues