Perinatal and Parent Infant Mental Health Services

Our perinatal services are a highly regarded specialist service providing community-based treatment and support for pregnant and postnatal women experiencing mental health difficulties. These are supported by Coombe Wood inpatient unit were appropriate.

Service in Brent and Harrow:
These services provide a specialist perinatal community service to women with moderate to severe mental health needs who are in the last trimester of pregnancy or who have a baby up to 12 months old. We will work with other community mental health and healthcare teams to support and care for people in their own homes. Our aim is to ensure that people can cope with, and recover from mental health problems without having to be admitted to hospital.

Services in Kensington & Chelsea and Wandsworth:
These services offer antenatal and postnatal assessments, both psychiatric and psychological, for new parents or pregnant women and their partners who are having difficulties adjusting to the pregnancy or the new born baby. In addition, individual counselling, individual psychotherapy, parental counselling, family therapy, group therapy and medication is offered. The emphasis of the service is on close liaison with the midwifery and obstetric teams (hospital and community) antenatally, and with Health Visitors and other community agencies postnatally. Accessibility and acceptability remain core aims of the service. The Perinatal Service works closely with the Child and Family Consultation Service at Violet Melchett, and there is a 'seamless' referral to that service if appropriate.

 

How to access these services:

Telephone or written referrals can be made direct to the team. The team accepts referrals from all services.

  • For services in Kensington & Chelsea and Wandsworth contact: 020 3315 8646
  • For services in Brent and Harrow contact: 020 8955 4495
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