Perinatal mental health service
Our perinatal mental health service is based at both Queen Charlotte’s & Chelsea Hospital and St Mary's Hospital. It is designed to help people with a history of mental health concerns, including:
- Severe depression
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Bipolar disorder
- Previous psychosis
- Personality disorders
- General deterioration in mental health during pregnancy
Who can attend?
The perinatal period is usually defined as the time between becoming pregnant until the end of your first year after having your baby.
We can work with your GP and key care providers to support you with specialist mental health support during pregnancy and refer you to other services when necessary.
How to make an appointment
Please speak with your midwife if you would like to make an appointment with the team, or to know the resources that are available.
If you are registered with our maternity services, you can also call the maternity helpline on 020 3312 6135. If you are having a mental health crisis or need urgent mental health support, the 24/7 crisis lines across North West London can help at any time
If you have any concerns about your mental health, you can also access the following services for further support: Maternity Trauma and Loss Care Service (North West London) :: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.
If you have concerns about the mental health of someone you know, you can get support with talking therapies.
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