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09.00 Royal College of Midwives

Manchester Central : Central 7

Keeping Her in Mind: How can we ensure that new mothers get the best mental health care and support?

More than 1 in 10 new mothers will experience mental health problems before or after the birth of a child. What can be done to improve care & support?


More than 1 in 10 new mothers in the UK will experience some form of mental health problem before or after the birth of a child. Specialist maternal mental health midwives can make a big difference in the lives of mothers, however only around 1/4 of NHS trusts employ specialist midwives, despite a Ministerial Mandate for one in every Maternity unit. Join us to explore what more can be done to improve care and support for women with pregnancy related mental health problems.

11.30 Institute of Economic Affairs, FREER and IPSE

Manchester Central : The Think Tent

Flexibility, Choice, and Fulfilment: What should we expect from the future workplace?

As attitudes towards work change, with self-employment and AI are on the rise, how do we meet the needs of the future workforce and modern workplace?


The world of work is changing at a rapid pace. The sharp growth in self-employment, 'gig' working, and portfolio careers has altered the landscape. Attitudes to work are shifting, and differences in generational expectations are emerging. How should we consider these rapidly changing factors, including how automation and AI will continue to affect and change people’s working lives?

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