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FAQs, Resources and Stories

11th August 2022

On this page, you’ll find more information about perinatal mental health services in London, with answers to key questions about the service. Frequently asked questions Resources Stories Chelsea’s story Chelsea is mother of two young girls, a military wife, worked as Midwife for three years and now works as a Lived Experience Practitioner at Healthy […]

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 […]

London Perinatal Mental Health Network, shortlisted for the 2019 HSJ Awards

20th August 2019

Healthy London Partnership is delighted to announce that London Perinatal Mental Health Network has been shortlisted for the Acute or Specialist Service Redesign Initiative at this year’s HSJ Awards, recognising their outstanding contribution to healthcare. The judging panel, made up of a diverse range of highly influential and respected figures within the healthcare community, have […]

London Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services

28th January 2019

An information sheet for helping you find your local London Community Perinatal Mental Health Service. The perinatal period is usually defined as the time between conceiving a baby until the end of the first postnatal year. 1 in every 5 women experience mental health problems during this time, making this a relatively common experience. It is […]