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Monday 16 September 2024 - Perinatal mental health presentations in breastfeeding mothers

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Presenter: Sharon Cooke RN, RM, MPerinat MentalHlth

The session will explore ways in promoting relational and psychological repair when distressing dynamics are stirred

Sharon Cooke trains and supervises a multidisciplinary team of perinatal infant mental health clinicians to deliver Mother-Baby Nurture (MBN) a therapeutic group for distressed mothers and vulnerable infants. She was the lead researcher in two preliminary studies evaluating the impact of MBN on the mother-infant dyad and has been instrumental in growing MBN, which is now offered in three rural and 10 metropolitan sites in Western Australia. Sharon also works at SJOG Raphael Outreach Services, providing parent-infant therapy to families from pregnancy to four years. More recently Sharon was awarded the 2024 Creswick Fellowship to visit the UK and Finland to study perinatal group interventions in action.

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