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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in perinatal mental health

11th August 2022

Having a baby can be joyful, exciting, and rewarding.  However, it is also common for pregnant women/birthing people and new mothers or fathers/partners to experience anxiety, depression, or emotional distress. As many as one in five women/birthing people experience emotional difficulties during pregnancy and in the first year after their baby’s birth. This can happen […]

Maternal mental health in London

11th August 2022

As part of its commitment to improving Maternity and Neonatal Services, the NHS Long Term Plan outlined the introduction of the Maternity Outreach Clinics (subsequently renamed Maternal Mental Health Services) to: “integrate maternity, reproductive health and psychological therapy for women experiencing mental health difficulties directly arising from, or related to, the maternity experience”. The target […]

Mother and baby units in London

11th August 2022

Mother and baby units (MBUs) provide specialist care and treatment when a mother is suffering from a mental illness and needs an admission to hospital. These services allow for the mother and her baby to remain together, supporting their attachment and bonding, while the mother receives the care and treatment she needs to recover from […]

Community perinatal mental health teams

11th August 2022

Community perinatal mental health teams support mothers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems in the perinatal period to recover in the community. They also offer pre-conception advice to women with existing mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy. They are staffed by a range of professionals and offer family-focused interventions, and […]

Successful Perinatal Mental Health conference held for sixth consecutive year

10th February 2020

The London Perinatal Mental Health Networks held their sixth annual conference on 6th February 2020 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists bringing together over 173 guests including, lived experience experts, midwives, student midwives, psychiatrists, pharmacists, nurses and other health professionals from across the region. The conference theme ‘Making a difference – the impact of change’ […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network celebrates HSJ nomination

7th November 2019

London Perinatal Mental Health Network narrowly missed out on a prestigious award at the worlds most fiercely contested health service awards now in their 39th year. London Perinatal Mental Health Network which provides professional forums to promote engagement; sharing of best practice by addressing system challenges, was shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign […]