Perinatal Mental Health Team

The Perinatal Mental Health Team specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term treatment of women affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period. The team promotes wellbeing during pregnancy, prevention of relapse and assists with birth planning.

Perinatal Mental Health Services

  • Preconceptual advice, pregnancy and birth planning  for women who have had a previous episode of mental illness
  • A consultation that may lead to a further assessment of risk and treatment options
  • An assessment that takes into account what is important to you during your pregnancy
  • The shared development of a care plan that meets your personal needs
  • Planning for the postnatal period to promote wellness and prevent relapse
  • Advice in prescribing medication for mental health reasons in pregnancy and breast feeding
    e.g anti-depressants
  • Information about other services e.g. Outlook Southwest and Family Information Service
  • Referrals up to 9 months post-natally
  • Consultation for 9-12 months post-natally
  • We offer interventions up to baby’s 1st birthday

Referrals

To make an email referral:

cpn-tr.Perinatal@nhs.net

or Tel: (01872) 221031

For the Referrer

Please complete the GAD7 and PHQ9 questionnaires to measure effectiveness of treatment.
PHQ9 and GAD7 Questionnaires

SPMHT Referral Form

Contact Information

Perinatal Mental Health Team
57 Pydar Street
Truro
TR1 2SS
(01872) 221031

Email: cpn-tr.Perinatal@nhs.net

Leaflet

Perinatal Mental Health Team Leaflet

Survey

Specialist Perinatal Team Feedback

Perinatal POEM

Patient rated Outcome and Experience Measure

Links

Following your recent referral we would recommend you consider self-referral to the following Improving Access to Psychological Therapies teams- Outlook Southwest. Please find their contact details below:

Outlook Southwest

http://www.outlooksw.co.uk/

Phone: 01208 871414

You might also find the following organisations helpful.

Family information service (find out what’s on at the local children’s centre and other services for families in the community)

https://www.supportincornwall.org.uk/kb5/cornwall/directory/family.page?familychannel=0

Parenting and children’s mental health/ attachment

https://www.minded.org.uk/

http://www.your-baby.org.uk/

https://www.vroom.org

Video interaction guidance

https://www.videointeractionguidance.net/aboutvig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YRVaL_ZlxHs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpSHHS_YMLE

OCD

http://www.maternalocd.org/

http://www.ocduk.org/prenatal-postnatal-ocd

Self-help CBT

http://psychology.tools/

http://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

Mindfulness

http://www.freemindfulness.org/home

http://mindfulnesscornwall.co.uk/

https://www.headspace.com/​

Health and wellbeing in pregnancy

http://www.tommys.org/pregnancy/your-life/mental-health

https://vimeo.com/111941003?lite=1  a short film involving 3 local mums talking about their experiences of mental health difficulties in the perinatal period

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUOZZCXD7ek 2 local mums talking about their experience with puerperal psychosis

Breastfeeding

https://dct-start4life.service.nhs.uk/start4life/baby/breastfeeding/

Post natal depression

http://help4mums.org/

http://www.netmums.com/parenting-support/postnatal-depression

http://www.outlooksw.co.uk/finding-yourself-again

https://apni.org/

http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk/

Medication

http://choiceandmedication.org/cornwall/

http://www.medicinesinpregnancy.org/

Peer support

Join the Untangled Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/untangledpnd/

Post partum/puerperal psychosis

http://www.app-network.org/

https://www.bipolaruk.org/

http://ncmh.info/conditions/mood-disorders-pregnancy/

https://www.tommys.org/pregnancy/health/mental-health/postpartum-psychosis?gclid=COTG46mm-ssCFdS7GwodjDIP2Q

http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/healthadvice/problemsdisorders/postpartumpsychosis.aspx

https://www.app-network.org/

Information for partners

http://www.app-network.org/partners-2/

http://www.netmums.com/parenting-support/postnatal-depression/partners-supporting-suffering-mums

Royal College of GP’s perinatal toolkit (useful links for information and resources)

http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/toolkits/perinatal-mental-health-toolkit.aspx

 

 

Perinatal Mental Health Film