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Dates of next PFRG meetings: Wednesday 24th April 2019 12.15-13.15 and/or, Wednesday 15th May 2019 12.15-13.15 and/or, Wednesday 19th June 2019 12.15-13.15 (or indeed Monday 17th June 12-13)


This year’s Maternal Mental Health (MMH) Awareness Week takes place on April 29 – May 3, 2019. We have planned a few events during that time, including a research study dissemination event and an art exhibition at the University. We will provide details of both events shortly. To learn more about the MMH Awareness Week visit:


The Psychologist: Giving families a chance of peace in war (February 2016)

Manchester University student dedicates PhD to supporting Syrian migrants (19 January 2016)

Ph.D. student committed to supporting refugees graduates (18 December 2015)

How do you explain the unexplainable to a child? Professor Calam provides parenting advice on BBC Breakfast regarding the Paris Attacks (19 November 2015)

Syrian Kids Left Traumatised By Horrors Of War (3 November 2015)

New documentary records the harrowing stories of Syrian refugees who have fled war to come to Manchester (22 September 2015)

The Heat discusses fate of children living in warzones (6 January 2015)

Manchester experts offer support to families displaced by conflict in Syria (7 August 2014)

Australian and UK universities research collaborations (15 July 2014)

Research explores the parenting needs of Syrian refugee families (19 June 2013)

Impact of war on Syrian refugee children explored by Parenting and Families Research Group PhD student in life-changing trip (18 June 2013)

Documentary: ‘Women: A life and a voice' (9 January 2013)

Using science to prevent violence (12 May 2012)