Perinatal Mental Health Team Contact Information

Cornwall Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Truro Health Park (Room F028)

Infirmary Hill

Truro

TR1 2JA

01872 246820

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:

Perinatal Mental Health Treatment: 

perinatal-treatment.com/

Cornwall Health Visiting:

www.cornwall.gov.uk/healthvisiting

Cornwall School Nursing: 

www.cornwall.gov.uk/schoolnursing

Family Information Service:

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

Home Start Kernow

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

www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/thriving-together

Poem feedback survey

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

Parenting and children’s mental health/ attachment

For Younger Parents

The Wild Young Parents Project

www.wildproject.org.uk/

WYP Project Video 

youtu.be/wGv2gIrb1Ms

Peer Support and Experiences

Mush

etsmush.com/

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

vimeo.com/111941003?lite=1

Two local mums talking about their experience with Puerperal Psychosis

youtu.be/sUOZZCXD7ek

Maternal Mental Health Alliance

maternalmentalhealthalliance.org/psp/

National Childbirth Trust (NCT)

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

Family Action

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

Breastfeeding Support

Postnatal Depression

The Angela Harrison Charitable Trust:

help4mums.co.uk

Net Mums

www.netmums.com/parenting

Outlook South West

www.cornwallft.nhs.uk/finding-yourself-again

Medication

Information for Partners and Dads

Net Mums Partner Support

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

The Dad Pad

thedadpad.co.uk/

Dads Matter UK

www.dadsmatteruk.org/

Man Down Cornwall

www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk/

The Dadsnet

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

Cornwall Refugee Trust

www.cornwallrefugetrust.co.uk/  

ManKind Initiative

www.mankind.org.uk/help-for-victims/

First Light

www.firstlight.org.uk/

Women’s Aid

www.womensaid.org.uk/

Women’s Centre Cornwall (Formerly WRASAC)

www.womenscentrecornwall.org.uk/

The Survivor’s Trust

www.thesurvivorstrust.org/

Rape Crisis

rapecrisis.org.uk/

Substance Misuse (Drugs and Alcohol)

Additional Resources

Perinatal Mental Health Treatment: 

perinatal-treatment.com/

Miscarriage Association

www.miscarriageassociation.org.uk/

Society for Antenatal and Neonatal Deaths (SANDS)

www.sands.org.uk/

Birth Trauma Association

www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk/

Termination of Pregnancy Counselling

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

Royal College of GPs perinatal toolkit

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

Eating Disorders in Pregnancy

www.eatingdisordersandpregnancy.co.uk/