Dr Richard Duffy, Consult Perinatal Psychiatrist, talks about the perinatal period (conception → 12 months) & its impact on mental health. He discusses specialist perinatal mental health services, specific conditions and highlights general supports available. Richard is a consultant in perinatal psychiatry working in the Rotunda; he also works in liaison psychiatry in the Mater Hospital. Richard holds a Masters in Epidemiology from the London school of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a diploma in business and executive coaching from UCD Smurfit Business School. He is currently completing a PhD in Trinity College Dublin relating to human rights in mental healthcare.