Welcome to Coombe Wood Perinatal Mental Health Services
We offer specialist perinatal inpatient and community services for mothers and their babies.
Coombe Wood is a highly regarded specialist perinatal service providing inpatient and community-based treatment and support for pregnant & postnatal women experiencing mental health /emotional difficulties. We also provide a specialist, residential parenting assessment service to local authorities, legal services, children’s guardians and the courts.
Our multi-disciplinary team of clinicians, nurses, therapists and support staff are experienced specialists offering mental health treatment for mothers and support with infant care & development and encouraging the formation of lasting positive bonds.
Our bespoke inpatient unit has been designed to provide a warm, welcoming therapeutic environment that promotes maternal mental health while ensuring the safety of infants and their ongoing development. We also seek to involve families in the care of mother until her recovery, and to include fathers, siblings and other family members in the baby’s developing attachments.
The Community Perinatal Team aims to support mothers with mental health and emotional difficulties, while bearing in mind the effects of these on infants. With such support & treatment it is possible for most of the mothers to remain in their own home with their families. If, however, there is a need for admission then this can be achieved quickly due to the direct links to the inpatient treatment service.
The Parenting Assessment Service Team offers independent expert court assessments to local authorities, legal services, children’s guardians and the courts. Assessments entail a six-week residential placement for parents, including couples, and their babies. The service ensures the safety of infants while the multi-disciplinary team assesses the various aspects of parenting, alongside regular feedback to parents.