THE CHALLENGE

1 in 10 new mothers experience mental illness during pregnancy or in the first year of their baby’s life [NSPCC].

6 women died in London [2012-13] due to perinatal mental health problems.

Many healthcare professionals working with pregnant women have identified they would benefit from increased clinical confidence in this area.

THE AIM

To engage women of childbearing age with health services, thereby facilitating informed and planned reproductive choices as well as enabling early access to perinatal mental health services when needed.

We will ensure healthcare professionals become aware of the specific needs of pregnant women with preexisting mental health conditions and those conditions that may present during pregnancy, and understand their role in optimising outcomes for the woman and her baby.

You can download additional information here.

CEPN PNMH leaflet_2014_v3

NWL CEPN A2 Posters 2014 v3 2

Thinking about Having a baby (3)poster

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s