This guide has been developed to help commissioners understand the complexity of the perinatal mental health pathway. It outlines the necessary components of the perinatal mental health pathway according to how they are accessed and commissioned.
The guide highlights key priorities for commissioning perinatal mental health services based on existing national standards and takes account of London’s unique challenges and demographics.
It has been produced with input from health and social care professionals and people with lived experience of mental ill health. Key points for commissioners to note are highlighted throughout the guide, with signposting to further sources of information.
This guide has been produced with London Clinical Networks, working together to improve services for Londoners.