Coombe Wood provides a range of specialist mental health services for women in the last trimester of pregnancy or recent mothers who are experiencing mental health / emotional difficulties.
We can admit up to ten women experiencing moderate to severe mental health/emotional difficulties and their babies onto our specialist inpatient unit.
Our aim is to create an environment that feels homely, welcoming and natural as an aid to a mother’s recovery and to ensure babies feel safe, secure, happy and stimulated. Partners and other family members are welcome and encouraged to visit. Staff run a regular group for fathers to meet and receive support.
Patients all have single rooms and there are facilities for their babies to sleep in their rooms where appropriate. The purpose-built unit also has modern, attractive living areas, enclosed gardens, outdoor and indoor play areas, a kitchen, dining room and a laundry room.
Patients admitted onto the ward will receive a therapeutic programme that, dependent on assessment of needs, can include family/couple therapy, psychotherapy groups, baby massage, baby development groups, anxiety management, relaxation techniques and an art psychotherapy group.