Perinatal Psychiatry Special Interest Group

Chair:   Dr Catherine Hinds                                                           Vice-Chair: Dr Chaitra Jairaj


This SIG aims to raise the profile of the subspecialty of Perinatal Psychiatry within the College of Psychiatrists of Ireland, and improve the provision of perinatal mental health care in Ireland. In order to achieve this, we would like to provide a network of support and education for psychiatrists and trainees wishing to develop their interest in the area. The group would hold meetings, case discussions and events to improve knowledge and practice of perinatal psychiatry across Ireland, relevant to trainees, psychiatrists and other clinicians. The group would also provide an opportunity to disseminate and coordinate research in the field, being carried out in Ireland and overseas. We would like to support professional development and postgraduate training in Perinatal Psychiatry.

We would be a point of contact for the College for issues relating to Perinatal Psychiatry. We would advocate for perinatal patients and their families, and establish links with other groups and organisations where relevant.

The SIG will work to complement the College objectives.

Click here to view the Terms of Reference.

Dates of upcoming meetings in 2024

  • 4pm on 17th January (in College)
  • 12 noon on 17th April
  • 12 noon on 3rd July
  • 12 noon on 16th October

College Faculty/SIG and committee meetings can garner 1 internal or external CPD credit per meeting up to a maximum of 10 credits per PCS year.

To contact the group

To contact the group or if you would like to join, please email Helen Murray, or call (01) 6618450.