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  1. FAQs, Resources and Stories

    On this page, you’ll find more information about perinatal mental health services in London, with answers to key questions about the service. Frequently asked questions Resources Stories Shavarnah’s story Shavarnah wanted to share her truths, the struggles she faced with her mental health as a young mum and how she created MumStyleLDN, which was her first […]

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  2. Talking Therapies (perinatal mental health)

    Having a baby can be joyful, exciting, and rewarding. However, it is also common for pregnant women/birthing people and new mothers or fathers/partners to experience anxiety, depression, or emotional distress. As many as one in five women/birthing people experience emotional difficulties during pregnancy and in the first year after their baby’s birth. This can happen […]

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  3. Mother and baby units in London

    Mother and baby units (MBUs) provide specialist care and treatment when a mother is suffering from a mental illness and needs an admission to hospital. These services allow for the mother and her baby to remain together, supporting their attachment and bonding, while the mother receives the care and treatment she needs to recover from […]

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  4. Community perinatal mental health teams

    Community perinatal mental health teams support mothers who are experiencing moderate to severe mental health problems in the perinatal period to recover in the community. They also offer pre-conception advice to women with existing mental health problems who are planning a pregnancy. They are staffed by a range of professionals and offer family-focused interventions, and […]

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  5. Perinatal mental health peer support in London

        Perinatal peer support is an active intervention where people use their own experiences to work directly with women/birthing people and their families. Perinatal peer supporters or peer support workers have experienced some form of perinatal mental ill-health and recovery which they draw upon to offer a safe space, a listening ear and support […]

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