News, reports and resources

Here you'll find the latest news and resources from our Perinatal Faculty.

Around 1 in 5 women develop a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the early years after having a baby. In Beyond Baby Blues, perinatal psychiatrists Lynsey McAlpine and Chrissy Jayarajah discuss topical issues in maternal mental health.

This podcast is for anyone with an interest in pregnancy, parenting, and mental health: if you are a parent or expectant parent, a healthcare professional working with women and birthing people, or just want to know more about this emerging field, then there is something in the podcast for you!


Motherhood, mother tongue and mental health

This film was produced by the West London Perinatal Mental Health Service in 2023. Listen to women speak in their mother tongue about their experience of perinatal mental illness and accessing help from the perinatal service. 

Northern Ireland: development of new specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services

In January 2021 the Minister for Health Robin Swann approved funding for the development of a new specialist Perinatal Mental Health Services for the region.

Since then, the Public Health Agency (PHA) has been working with the five Health and Social Care Trusts to establish new multidisciplinary community perinatal mental health teams, that will include a new stepped care model to ensure regional consistency. 

Watch the short video update to hear about the progress made to develop a Perinatal Mental Health Service in each Trust area.

View the video update in full (February 2022)

NHS England and NHS Improvement resources

These resources from NHS England and NHS Improvement have been produced with women with experience of perinatal mental health conditions to increase knowledge about perinatal mental illness.

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