Perinatal mental health

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Musgrove Park Hospital, Maternity

Musgrove Park Hospital, Musgrove Park, Taunton, TA1 5DA, United Kingdom

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The Perinatal Mental Health team provides mental health assessments, pre-conception advice and treatment for pregnant women and women who have given birth within the last 12 months across Somerset.

Up to 1 in 5 women need help with emotional problems during pregnancy, and we know that many women often suffer in silence.  We support women with serious and complex mental health needs, including those who have experienced serious mental health episodes in the past but are currently well, to prevent a relapse of their illness.

We provide:

  • Perinatal Mental Health assessments
  • Support with bonding and attachment
  • Wider family support
  • Pre-conception advice
  • Psychological Assessments and therapy
  • Medication advice
  • Mother and baby Unit admission where needed
  • Perinatal Medical Assessments/reviews

GP’s, midwives, health visitors and other health professionals can refer direct to Somerset NHS Foundation Trust Perinatal Mental Health team by completing a referral form and sending direct to the service.