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Coronavirus - CPCP still operating

CPCP is continuing to operate during the travel restrictions imposed by the government in relation to coronavirus. Whilst we are not seeing clients face-to-face, we are c..


Coronavirus - updated guidance from RCOG 21.03.2020

On 21 March 2020 the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists updated their information for pregnant women and their families. The guidance is available on the R..


Corona virus update 18 March 2020

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Coronavirus update

Yesterday afternoon the UK government announced new measures recommended for pregnant women. The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is updating its guidanc..


COVID-19: Information for pregnant women and their families

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists has produced information for pregnant women and their families about COVID-19, which is available to view on its webs..


Mums Aid is looking to recruit

Can you spare some time to get involved and make a difference to mums and families? Mums Aid an award-winning charity based in Greenwich providing pregnant women and new m..


Perinatal Mental Health Partnership London Focus Group

The Perinatal Mental Health Partnership is inviting mums who have experienced maternal mental illness, and who would like to help shape what is included in the next (4th!)..


Technical issue with Contact Form

We have discovered a recent issue with our online Contact Form. If you have recently contacted using this online form and have not heard back, please bear with us. If yo..


A tribute to Barry Albin-Dyer 1951 - 2015 FA Albin & Sons

Barry Albin-Dyer, for over 30 years the Chairman of FA Albin & Sons Funeral Directors, sadly passed away in 2015. He was a man of great compassion and charity, includ..


Facebook Live Sessions: Medication and breastfeeding and Perinatal OCD

Maternal OCD On 30 April 2018 at 10.30 am the charity Maternal OCD and the Perinatal Mental Health Partnership are hosting a Facebook Live session about perinatal OCD...


Quality assurance principles for maternal mental health peer support

The McPin Foundation, a charity specialising in mental health research, is currently working with the charity Mind to develop a set of quality assurance principles for mat..


NHS Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) Programme

CPCP is pleased to be a part of the NHS Improving Access to Talking Therapies (IAPT) programme, with a number of clients being referred to us through this pathway s..


The Maternal Mental Health Association is now recruiting trustees

The Maternal Mental Health Alliance, an association of national charities dedicated to improving perinatal mental health services in the UK, has just incorporated as a reg..

21-Feb-2018 petition calling for improved access to Doppler scans

There have been a number of articles in the press and on television in the past few years highlighting the fact that greater availability of Doppler scans could reduce the..


Continuing Professional Development: Birth Trauma

CPCP is running a continuing professional development session tomorrow (14th December) on birth trauma. It is open to all CPCP's volunteer counsellors and psychotherapist..


1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year

Data just released by the NHS has show that there were over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety made last year. Of the 1.4 mill..


Trustees needed for Doula UK's new charity

Doula UK (, is seeking trustees for its new charity. Doula UK's membership has voted to create a separate charity for its Access Fund, ..


Maternal OCD

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ('OCD') during and after pregnancy has, until recently, received very little research attention. Recent studies however suggest that OCD is m..


New CQC research reveals lack of awareness over right to choose where to give birth

New research commissioned by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) has found that more women must be made aware of their right to choose their birth hospital. The research..


Recent legal case exposes struggle faced by parents in accessing help

You may have seen reported in the news recently that in September this year, the Family court heard the "desperately sad" case of A Local Authority v The Mother & Anor..


UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

3rd May is World Maternal Mental Health Day and 1st - 7th May is UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness week. The awareness week focussing on how and where mums and families can..


Raising funds for CPCP via Easyfundraising

CPCP relies entirely on charitable donations to fund our running costs. In the past year, we have signed up to easyfundraising and so far our supporters have raised &poun..


RCOG Report: Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices

The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) has published a report, Maternal Mental Health - Women's Voices, into the results of its survey of 2,300 women..


Tommy's baby charity inaugural London landmarks half marathon

Tommy's, the charity dedicated to funding research into pregnancy problems and to providing pregnancy health information to parents are this year launching their inaugural..


Keeping well in pregnancy and early motherhood

This is an event organised by NHS Community Voice and City and Hackney Maternity Services Liaison Committee, taking place on Thursday 8 December, 10am-12.30pm at the Adiah..


Tommy's press release: reduced foetal movement

The Tommy’s #movementsmatter campaign challenges dangerous myths about baby movement during pregnancy New campaign led by Tommy’s and sup..


Baby Loss Awareness week

This week Parliament launched baby loss awareness week, coinciding with International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness day on 15th October. Yesterday in Parliament MPs gave..


Innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders launched by Mums and Babies in Mind

Press release Friday 23rd September 2016 Innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders launched by Mums and Babies in Mind ..


New Report published by the King's Fund: "User feedback in maternity services"

The report, which is aimed primarily at maternity service providers, is based on research commissioned by the Department of Health (


The King's Fund Conference 'Shaping the future of maternity care'

This conference is taking place in London on 3 November 2016, from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm. Designed with members of the National Maternity Review, and aimed at at all those w..


Eastenders' storyline on puerperal psychosis

Our counsellors have been very impressed with the storyline currently being run by Eastenders about puerperal (also known as Post-Partum) psychosis. The character Stacey, ..


Forthcoming CPD available to all

CPCP is running a number of CPD workshops this year. Anyone working as a counsellor or psychotherapist is welcome to attend, we ask only a minimum donation of £10. A..


Congratulations to CPCP's Therapy Manager

We are thrilled to announce that CPCP's Therapy Manager, Agnes Rees, has been granted the status of BACP Senior Accredited Supervisor for both Individuals and Groups. This is ..


Mental Health Awareness Week

This week is the Mental Health Foundation's Mental Health Awareness Week. See their website for more details:


Forthcoming CPD

The next CPD session being organised by CPCP is on 23rd September 2014 and will look at risk assessment and maternal mental health. If you are a therapist or counsellor or an ..


Care following discharge from hospitals, care homes and mental health units

Healthwatch England is undertaking a special inquiry into the care that people receive after having been discharged from hospitals, care homes and mental health units. Par..


Hughes' Syndrome

A common cause of miscarriage is a condition known as 'antiphosopholipid' or 'Hughes' syndrome. This is a relatively unknown syndrome, which combined with the fact that th..


Free CPD workshop on pregnancy and pregnancy loss

CPCP will be running a free CPD workshop on 14 May 2013 from 10am to 12 pm on Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss. This event is open to all; if you are interested in attending p..


CPCP's Therapy Manager now accredited by BACP

Congratulations to CPCP's Therapy Manager, Agnes Rees, who has recently been accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. This is a key step ..


Free CPD on pregnancy and pregnancy loss

CPCP's Therapy Manager will be giving a free CPD session on 6 February 2013 on the subject of pregnancy and pregnancy loss. The session will take place from 2 pm to 3.30 pm at..


Continuing professional development

On 6th December 2012 CPCP's Therapy Manager will be running a CPD session on Early Intervention in Pregnancy. The session starts at 6.30 pm and ends at 8pm and carries 1.5 CPD..


Continuing Professional Development

On Tuesday 20th November 2012 CPCP's therapy manager will be running a CPD session on pregnancy and pregnancy loss for those working in this and related fields. The session be..


Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum

On 26 July 2012 the Children and Young People's Health Outcomes Forum set out its recommendations to improve children and young people’s health results. The mental healt..


Child Poverty and Life Expectancy at Birth

James Cheshire, UCL CASA, has mapped child poverty and life expectancy at birth in relation to the London underground map - see the link below for the results. http://li..


'Shocking Discrimination' in Mental Health Services