The Perinatal Community Mental Health Team (CMHT) provides specialist input to women experiencing significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child’s birth.
We also work to minimise the risk of relapse in those women who are currently well but who have a history of severe mental illness.
The Perinatal CMHT in Staffordshire is an expanding and developing service that includes doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, nursery nurses, peer support workers, clinical psychologists and health care support workers as well as administrative support.
Within Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin, a new Perinatal CMHT is launching on 30 September 2019 to support mums and their families.
What are perinatal mental health conditions?
Women can experience any kind of mental health problems during and after pregnancy, but there are some that are particularly common or are specifically linked to pregnancy and childbirth including:
- Perinatal depression
- Perinatal anxiety
- Perinatal OCD
- Postpartum psychosis
- Postpartum PTSD
If you feel that you need help from the perinatal CMHT, please speak to your GP, midwife or health visitor who can refer you to the service as needed.
If you need help
If you feel that you need help from the Perinatal CMHT, please speak to your GP, midwife or health visitor who can refer you to the service as needed.