Dr Lucinda Green
Dr Lucinda Green is a visiting lecturer and member of the perinatal faculty at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust. She has been a Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist since 2002 and she has a passionate commitment to ensuring that women have high quality mental health care before, during and after pregnancy. She developed and led an innovative perinatal mental health service integrated with the maternity service at St. Thomas’ Hospital (South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust) from 2002 to 2016. She then moved to West London NHS Trust and became Perinatal Clinical Lead for a new perinatal mental health service across three London boroughs of Ealing, Hounslow and Hammersmith & Fulham. She currently has a private clinical practice in London.
Within the Pan-London Perinatal Mental Health Network, Dr Green has been chair of both the South and North West London Perinatal Mental Health Clinical Networks. She also co-authored the London Perinatal Mental Health Care Pathway and the Perinatal Pre-Birth Planning Best Practice Toolkit. She was a member of the British Association for Psychopharmacology Perinatal Guideline Development Group. She has been an elected member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Faculty and was the lead for the development of a series of perinatal information leaflets for the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She is a former chair of the London & South Perinatal Consultant Psychiatrists Association.
Dr Lucinda Green has many years’ experience of designing and delivering perinatal mental health training for a range of professionals including maternity and mental health professionals, health visitors, social workers and GPs. She has also been an educational and clinical supervisor for senior psychiatric trainees at South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and a mentor for several new consultant perinatal psychiatrists. She was also a mentor for the Building Capacity, Psychiatry Leadership in Perinatal Mental Health Services project commissioned by NHS England and Health Education England and delivered through the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and also led several masterclasses for this programme. She is joint lead for the 2020/2021 series of masterclasses for psychiatrists commissioned by Health Education England and being delivered through the Royal College of Psychiatrists. She has been a regular speaker at regional and national perinatal conferences. Dr Green also has a number of publications in perinatal mental health.
“Women see a wide range of professionals when planning a pregnancy, pregnant and after birth. These include midwives, health visitors, GPs, social workers, psychologists and many more. It is vital that these professionals understand the impact of perinatal mental illness, and the associated risks, for women, infants, partners and families. The Digital Academy’s perinatal mental health courses are designed to provide an introduction to this important subject in a way that allows professionals to participate flexibly to fit in with their busy working lives. We hope that the combination of interactive learning, videos, reflection, peer discussion and live webinar will enable learning to be embedded into clinical practice to improve care for women and families.”