About the service

The Perinatal Mental Health Service consists of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Perinatal Community Psychiatric Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Social workers, Assistant Practitioners and Early Years Practitioners.

The service works with women who are pregnant, or in the first postnatal year, who are experiencing serious perinatal mental health difficulties.

These might include issues such as:

  • birth trauma; 
  • psychosis; 
  • depression; 
  • anxiety; 
  • prolonged feelings of loss, such as stillbirth; 
  • an intense and disabling fear of childbirth (tokophobia); 
  • obsessive compulsive disorder;
  • needing support with medically complicated pregnancies such as: placenta praevia or a multiple pregnancy. 
Organisation running the service
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership Trust
Where it is available
Our service only accepts referrals from health care professionals so women need to be advised to contact their GP, Midwife or Health visitor should they be experiencing any Perinatal mental health issues for a referral to be made.
Any costs of services
Free to access