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About Us

Learn more about the people and  groups behind The Motherhood Programme

Co-design Group

This programme was designed during workshops with researchers, healthcare professionals and women who had experiences of being pregnant, giving birth and becoming mothers. The group included experts in areas such as: health and wellbeing during pregnancy and postpartum, psychology, cognitive behavioural therapy, positive psychology, behaviour change science and workplace psychology. You can find a list of the members of this group below.

Co-design Group Members

  • Facilitator: Róisín O'Donovan, Centre for Positive Health Sciences, RCSI

  • Niamh Crudden, Dublin South, Kildare, West Wicklow, Mental Health Service

  • Carly Fitzgerald, Nurture the Mother

  • Croia Loughnane, Centre for Positive Health Sciences, RCSI

  • Mary Collins, Centre for Positive Health Sciences, RCSI

  • Annette O' Dwyer, HSE, Public Health Nursing Kildare/West Wicklow and South Dublin

  • Emma Berney, TUSLA – The Child & Family Agency

  • Sandra Byrne, In Sync Youth & Family Services

  • Sabrina Coyle, Specialist Perinatal Mental Health, The Coombe Hospital

  • Pauline Keogh, Public Health Nursing, HSE

  • Suzanne Connolly, Newbridge Family Resource Centre

Minding Me: Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Working Group

The Dublin South, Kildare and West Wicklow Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Working Group (DSKWW PIMHWG) is an interagency group with representation from across statutory and community services who work with people in the perinatal period.  The purpose of the group is to work collaboratively, with the aim of ensuring that all women in Dublin South, Kildare, West Wicklow (DSKWW) with or at risk of perinatal mental health difficulties in pregnancy or the postnatal period, their babies, partners and families have access to services that are high quality, responsive and timely across all tiers of service delivery. Within this context, this group also aims to create and promote staff and public awareness of infant mental health (IMH) and embed IMH concepts and understanding into service delivery as the two are inextricably linked.

Included Services

  • HSE Resource Officers for Suicide Prevention

  • HSE Child Health Programme Development Officer

  • HSE Public Health Nursing

  • The Coombe Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service

  • TUSLA Children and Young People’s Services Committee Co-ordinators - Kildare, Wicklow, Dublin South, Dublin South City

  • HSE Primary Care Psychology

  • HSE Adult Mental Health

  • HSE Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service

  • HSE Primary Care

  • HSE Health and Wellbeing

  • InSync Naas Child and Family Project

  • InSync FAIM Project

  • Athy Community & Family Resource Centre

  • Newbridge Family Resource Centre

  • Teach Dara Kildare Family Resource Centre

  • The Curragh Family Resource Centre

  • Preparing for Life Newbridge and the Curragh

  • Blue Skies Initiative Clondalkin ABC Proramme

  • Childhood Development Initiative Tallaght ABC Programme

  • Ballyfermot Chapelizod ABC Programme

  • Early Learning Initiative Dublin Docklands ABC Programme

  • TUSLA Partnership Prevention and Family Support

  • Dublin South City Partnership – Lifelong Learning Programme

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