VAMHN'S ECR BURSARY WINNER Tina khanna DISCUSSES THEIR attendance at the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health
Have a read below to see what our ECR bursary winner Tina Khanna did with their award money.
I was awarded the Early Career Researcher Bursary from VAMHN to attend the 2022 Biennial Conference of the International Marcé Society for Perinatal Mental Health. The conference was the most appropriate platform to meet the experts and peer researchers and learn about the latest developments and research in the field of perinatal mental health. In particular, I learned about research methods and techniques for measuring perinatal mental health among women. Further, the session on the father's involvement in pregnancy provided evidence to understand better the father's mental health and involvement in the family during the perinatal period. I also had the opportunity to present my research study that provided insights into the relationship between partner support and psychological distress among young women during pregnancy from a low- and middle-income country. Lastly, I also participated in the Father's Special Interest Research group meeting during the conference. I was thrilled to meet researchers and found the discussion on the challenges of enrolling fathers into research and implementation programs in perinatal mental health useful. Learning about creative and strategic ways of reaching out to fathers was exciting.
I am very grateful to VAMHN for providing this grant and supporting my participation at the conference.