Perinatal Mental Health Team Contact Information

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Truro Health Park (Room F028)

Infirmary Hill

Truro

TR1 2JA

01872 221031

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

Specialist Perinatal mental health team referral form [docx] 69KB

New resources for people with a mental health condition who are planning a pregnancy or may become pregnant in the future

Close to 551,000 people in the UK are managing a mental health condition.  A large proportion of these are people who may be contemplating pregnancy or are at risk of unplanned pregnancy.

Through this partnership with @tommys_baby, @publichealthengland, @nhsengland and @lifeatkings have developed supportive resources for those who are planning a pregnancy or may wish to become pregnant in the future.

Mental health conditions can refer to a wide range of conditions. The new resources we have created have been developed to specifically offer support to those who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. These conditions include bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, severe depression and psychosis.

Visit the info hub: www.tommys.org/planning-a-pregnancy-and-mental-illness

Helpful Local Links

Following your referral we would recommend you consider self-referral to the following Improving Access to Psychological Therapies team

Outlook Southwest

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/outlook-south-west
Telephone: 01208 871414

You may also find the following local organisations helpful:

Cornwall Health Visiting: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/healthvisiting

Cornwall School Nursing:  https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolnursing

Family Information Service:

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

Home Start Kernow

https://www.homestartkernow.org.uk 

Cornwall NHS 24/7 mental health support line - Telephone: 0800 038 5300
Anyone can now call the mental health telephone support, advice and triage help-line for Cornwall.

Thriving Together

https://www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/thriving-together

Poem feedback survey

https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=152482630713

 

Perinatal Mental Health Film

Parenting and children’s mental health/ attachment

For Younger Parents

The Wild Young Parents Project

https://www.wildproject.org.uk/

WYP Project Video 

https://youtu.be/wGv2gIrb1Ms

Peer Support and Experiences

Mush

https://letsmush.com/

A short film involving 3 local mums talking about their experiences Perinatal Mental health difficulties

https://vimeo.com/111941003?lite=1

Two local mums talking about their experience with Puerperal Psychosis

https://youtu.be/sUOZZCXD7ek

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/psp/

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

https://www.nct.org.uk/about-us/commissioned-services/parents-mind-perinatal-mental-health-peer-support

Family Action

https://www.family-action.org.uk/what-we-do/early-years/perinatal-support-services/

Breastfeeding Support

Postnatal Depression

Information for Partners and Dads

Action on Post-Partum Psychosis

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

Net Mums Partner Support

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

The Dad Pad

https://thedadpad.co.uk/

Dads Matter UK

https://www.dadsmatteruk.org/

Man Down Cornwall

https://www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk/

Bluebell Care - Dads in Mind

http://www.bluebellcare.org/index.php?page=dads-in-mind

The Dadsnet

https://www.thedadsnet.com/

Cornwall NHS 24/7 mental health support line: 0800 038 5300

Anyone can now call the mental health telephone support, advice and triage help-line for Cornwall.

Domestic Abuse, Rape and Sexual Abuse Supporting Services

First Light

https://www.firstlight.org.uk/

Women’s Aid

https://www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Centre Cornwall (Formerly WRASAC)

https://www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk/

The Survivor’s Trust

https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org/

Rape Crisis

https://rapecrisis.org.uk/

Additional Resources

Miscarriage Association

https://www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

Society for Antenatal and Neonatal Deaths (SANDS)

https://www.sands.org.uk/

Birth Trauma Association

https://www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/

Termination of Pregnancy Counselling

https://lifecharity.org.uk/had-an-abortion/

Royal College of GPs perinatal toolkit

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

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy

http://www.eatingdisordersandpregnancy.co.uk/