Specialist community services are offered for mothers in the ante natal and post natal period. Pre-conception advice is also available for women on medication or receiving mental health services, who are planning to become pregnant. All referrals are triaged by the Perinatal team and if appropriate we would offer an appointment to attend our Perinatal clinic either at Liverpool Women’s Hospital or University Hospital Aintree clinics or to be seen via a home visit. The team also gives advice and sign posts to appropriate agencies if referrals are not appropriate.
The team includes a consultant psychiatrist, senior specialist mental health nurse, team manager, four specialist nurses and a clinical psychologist who specialise in perinatal mental health. Referrals are accepted from health professionals, we are unable to accept self - referrals. Referral form can be found here.
The team works with people being cared for within psychiatric inpatients units, community mental health teams, maternity services and liaises with mother and baby units when necessary.
Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service, which Mersey Care is part of, has developed a training hub for professionals, focused on supporting perinatal mental health during a pandemic. The hub aims to offer concise and timely insights on topical issues and help professionals think about how they might best support parent and family mental health in the perinatal period. It’s an open-access site, providing evidence-based information, resources and tools to all perinatal health and social care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside: www.nwbh.nhs.uk/perinatal-training-hub
Manager: Noreen Clarke
Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Crown Street, Liverpool L8 7SS
Tel: 0151 702 4012