Perinatal mental health services
Perinatal mental health services provide psychological and psychiatric care for women in childbearing from conception to 12 months post-natally.
Mental illness in pregnancy and after delivery is common: more than one in ten women develop a mental illness during pregnancy or within the first year of having a baby.
The NICE guideline for Antenatal and Postnatal Mental Health recommends that all pregnant women and new mothers suffering from or at risk of developing a mental illness should access specialist perinatal mental health services.
The vast majority of women with a perinatal mental illness can be treated in the community by their GP and Talking Therapies or through specialist services. But some women may need admission to a Mother and Baby Unit. Download a copy of the Pan London Mother and Baby Unit (MBU) Admission Procedure
What perinatal mental health services do we offer
CNWL provides a range of services offering perinatal mental health care in community, maternity and inpatient settings through a coordinated multidisciplinary specialist approach across maternity, primary and secondary care, tertiary specialist services, social care and voluntary sector.
Inpatient perinatal mental healthcare
Community and maternity perinatal mental healthcare
- Brent and Harrow Community Perinatal Mental Health Services
- St Mary's Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Service
- Hillingdon Hospital Perinatal Mental Health Service
Parent and infant mental health services
- North Kensington Parental Mental Health Service
- Kensington and Chelsea Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Service
Where can you find this service?
- ACoombe Wood Mother and Baby UnitPark Royal Centre for Mental Health, Central Way, off Acton Lane, London, NW10 7NSmore service details
- BKensington & Chelsea Perinatal ServiceChelsea & Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NHmore service details