Maternal Mental Health


If you are suffering from severe symptoms of postnatal depression or symptoms that have not responded to treatment, you may be supported by other specialist mental health services in the community. In some areas this is a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Team.

On rare occasions, following assessment by specialist mental health services, admission to a specialist mother and baby unit is necessary to support the mother’s recovery.

Helpful sites:

Action on Postpartum Psychosis

Royal College of Psychiatrists

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