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  1. 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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  2. Maternal mental health in London

        Regional Evaluation of The London Pilot of Maternal Mental Health Services February 2023 In 2016, the independent Mental Health Taskforce published its Five Year Forward View (FYFV) on behalf of NHS England, which stipulated that women required access to specialist perinatal mental health services at the local level. NHS England recognised there was […]

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  3. 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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