Wales Perinatal Mental Health Network


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The Perinatal Mental Health Service in Powys is provided by midwives, health visitors and nursery nurses who deliver support in the family home and communities.

Staff have training and experience which enables them to screen, support and signpost parents who may need further support.

This service  compliments the universal support already being offered to mothers-to-be, new mothers and their families across Powys. All are asked about their emotional health and wellbeing during pregnancy and after their baby has been born.
If needed, midwives and health visitors will offer to undertake the Edingburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) to help them to identify whether further support may be needed and from whom.
All staff work together with GP’s, Local mental Health Support Service and Community Mental Health colleagues to ensure a co-ordinated service and support are provided for parents.

Ian Jones is a Professor of Psychiatry at the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences at Cardiff University.

He is also an honorary consultant psychiatrist in Cardiff and Vale University Health Board. His research interests relate to bipolar spectrum disorders and in particular the relationship of mood disorders to childbirth.

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