The Perinatal Mental Health Service provides specialist mental health assessment and treatment for women in the perinatal period who are seeking advice about psychiatric medication or experiencing:
Significant emotional distress around pregnancy, birth and postnatal care
Antenatal and/or Postnatal Depression
Anxiety (including panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder)
Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder and Postpartum Psychosis
Adjustment to parenthood
Psychological preparation and support for perinatal medical procedures
Pregnancy related grief and loss
Suicidal thoughts and/or risk of harm to self/others
The service works closely with treating maternity teams and patients can speak to their midwife or doctor about being referred.
Some helpful web links for mothers, fathers and families.