We offer specialist perinatal inpatient services for mothers and their babies. 

Coombe Wood is a highly regarded specialist perinatal service providing inpatient treatment and support for pregnant and postnatal women experiencing mental health and emotional difficulties. We support mothers with babies up to a year old.

Our multi-disciplinary team consists of clinicians, nurses, nursery nurses, therapists and support staff who are experienced specialists offering mental health treatment for mothers and support with infant care and 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 mothers until recovery, and to include fathers, siblings and other family members in the baby’s developing attachments.

This service is for pregnant and 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.

Inpatient treatment

This service is commissioned by NHS England (NHSE) and is a national resource. Please use the universal referral form downloadable here. Alternatively, you can go to this website to access the referral form and also see what mother-baby unit beds are available across the country.

Referrals are only accepted from secondary mental health services (A&E Psychiatric Liaison, Crisis and Home Treatment Teams, Adult Community Mental Health Teams, Perinatal Community Team, mental health hospitals, etc). 

The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Bus: 187, 226, 228, 260, 440, 487

  • Rail: Harlesden - Gatwick Express, South Western Railway

  • Tube: Harlesden: Bakerloo. Park Royal: Piccadilly. North Acton: Central  

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