Summer Conference

This will be an important and inspiring conference for all those involved in birth and early parenting education and support.

University of Worcester and International Journal of Birth and Parent Education Summer Conference

Innovative work with women and their families across the transition to parenthood will be explored with a focus on preparation for labour and birth, promoting perinatal mental health, supporting an optimum nurturing environment in the postnatal period and analysis of the new government’s approach to the critical 1000 days.

Invited Speakers Include:

Dr Mary Nolan, Professor of Perinatal Education University of Worcester

Sally Hogg, Head of Policy and Campaigning The Parent-Infant Foundation

Mark Williams, Author ‘Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression and Fatherhood’

Bridget Supple, Perinatal Educator Working with women in prison

Laura Godfrey-Isaacs, Midwife, Artist and Birth Activist

Dr Elizabeth Wood, Professor of Education, specialising in early intervention The University of Sheffield

Target Audience

Midwives, Health Visitors, Children’s Centre Staff, Nursery Nurses, Lay Educators and charitable sector personnel working with families across the transition to parenthood.

Book Signing

Dr Mary Nolan will be signing copies of her new book, to be published by Routledge in March 2020: ‘Parent Education for the Critical 1000 Days’


Joanne Fleet
01905 855 147

Booking can be made online at:

Early bird rate: £60 (for bookings made by 31 May 2020)
Standard rate: £65.00

In any given year the availability of conferences, events and study days will depend on delegate numbers. In the event of a conference, event or study day not being run due to a low number of delegates registering, delegates will in these circumstances be offered a full refund.


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