Maternal mental health including perinatal

What are the key inequalities?

  • Women from all backgrounds and ages can be affected by mental illness and services must be alert to the risks of perinatal mental illness in all women
  • Fathers also suffer from mental health problems in the perinatal period
  • Adult Mental Health Services support women with no or limited perinatal qualifications or skills
  • Still a number of women in Central Bedfordshire are delayed in receiving treatment, NICE guidelines states it should be less than 2 weeks for assessment from referral and less than 1 month for treatment after assessed

Last updated Tuesday, 17th January 2017