Mental health care for women and their families given boost

17th May, 2018

Women across Birmingham and Solihull who experience mental ill health during their pregnancy, or in the year after the birth of their baby, are being supported by a new community perinatal mental service that aims to provide better outcomes for themselves, their families and their babies.

Designed and delivered by Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust and Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust, the new community perinatal service forms part of Bump, which is transforming services across the region and has a particular focus on mental health of mums, and mums-to-be.

The team of specialist mental health professionals ensures that women have timely access to pre-conception advice, early assessment in pregnancy and care planning into the postnatal period from highly trained, specialist perinatal mental health staff. Based at Birmingham Women’s Hospital, the team provide a safe and seamless transition between services, as and when they are needed.

The new perinatal service began in early 2017 and has so far supported over 245 women who have given birth at Birmingham Women’s Hospital.

More information visit the Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust website here.