Perinatal Mental Health Guidance for Health Care Professionals

NHS England and NHS Improvement in the North West are raising awareness and sharing guidance regarding perinatal mental health for health care professionals.

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If you’re a GP, midwife, health visitor, or any professional who interacts with pregnant women and new mums, please follow the links below to a helpful animation and useful online resources.


Peer Support Resources: 


Support for fathers/partners and wider families


Professional advice on medication in this period:


PMH animation videos developed by the West Midlands clinical network are available:

This video covers birth trauma, postnatal depression and a partner’s perspective of antenatal depression, postnatal anxiety and bonding difficulties.



This video covers antenatal anxiety, maternal obsessive compulsive disorder, postnatal anxiety, postpartum psychosis, and postnatal depression.

The NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan