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Dr Alain Gregoire

Courses Director

Dr Alain Gregoire has been running high quality multidisciplinary courses in perinatal mental health for over 20 years. He initially began his postgraduate training in obstetrics, but on seeing that women with perinatal mental illness were the most ill yet least well cared for women he saw, he switched to train in Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry and Maudsley Hospital. He been a Consultant Specialist Perinatal Psychiatrist for 30 years, during which time he has set up and led multiple general adult and specialist perinatal mental health services, and won both UK Hospital Doctor of the year and Psychiatry Team of the Year awards.

He was a member of the NICE Guideline Development Group for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health, and has contributed extensively to the development of policy, strategy, guidance, quality standards and clinical services in the area of parental and infant mental health in the UK and abroad. He provides consultancy to healthcare agencies and governments on perinatal mental healthcare development.

He is a member of the Advisory Group on Early Childhood to HRH The Princess of Wales, as well as other Government and Academic bodies.

He was the founder and is President of the UK Maternal Mental Health Alliance, a coalition of over 120 national organisations committed to improving maternal mental health care and outcomes for mothers and their infants, and which has successfully campaigned for government funding for perinatal mental health services across the UK. The Princess of Wales is Patron of the MMHA. More recently, he founded the Global Alliance for Maternal Mental Health, which has similar aims worldwide, with over 25 international member organisations, and has informed the development of successful alliances in many other countries and world regions.

Alain has worked extensively in radio, television and film, including the multiple award winning BBC documentary ‘My Baby Psychosis and Me’, and is a presenter for the award winning BBC TV programme ‘Trust Me I’m a Doctor’. 

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