Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Network – Maternity and Perinatal Mental Health theme
The maternity and perinatal mental health theme has a Patient and Public Involvement and Engagement (PPIE) Network of interested public members, a PPIE Advisory Group that meets three times a year online, and a PPIE Strategy Group made up of: researchers, representatives of ‘the public’ (a combination of community members, maternity and perinatal mental health service users, and those with lived experience of pregnancy, labour and birth, postnatal care and parenthood).
Our goal is to create:
- a culture of active patient and public involvement and engagement (PPIE) in maternity and perinatal mental health research, where research is carried out ‘with’ or ‘by’ members of the public rather than ‘to’, ‘about’ or ‘for’ them,
- in which strong links and networks are developed with individuals and organisations to ensure that Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities are at the centre of the research, and
- that those living in poverty, facing disadvantage and with socially complex lives are well represented and supported to be involved in research.
We have a web page dedicated to our PPIE publications including papers, blogs, and a report on Involving diverse communities in research – learning from a co-production training event.