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


To make an email referral:

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
(01872) 221031



Perinatal Mental Health Team Leaflet


Specialist Perinatal Team Feedback

Perinatal POEM

Patient rated Outcome and Experience Measure


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

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) (currently unavailable in Liskeard, Looe and Saltash)

Parenting and children’s mental health/ attachment

Young parents

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Video interaction guidance


Self-help CBT


Health and wellbeing in pregnancy  a short film involving 3 local mums talking about their experiences of mental health difficulties in the perinatal period 2 local mums talking about their experience with puerperal psychosis



Post natal depression

Neonatal Care


Peer support

Post-partum/Puerperal Psychosis

Information for partners


Royal College of GPs perinatal toolkit (useful links for information and resources)

Mother and baby Unit

Additional resources

Miscarriage association

society for antenatal and neonatal deaths

birth trauma association

Termination of pregnancy counselling

domestic abuse/rape and sexual abuse

substance misuse (drugs and alcohol)

Poem feedback survey


Perinatal Mental Health Film