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Our vision: To improve the health and wellbeing of the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland by providing high quality, integrated physical and mental health care pathways.
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Perinatal Psychiatry Service


 

What Does Our Service Do?

We offer assessment, treatment and support to women across Leicestershire and Rutland who develop severe mental illnesses during pregnancy or following delivery of their babies. This support is available until their babies are a year old.

Assessments are carried out in outpatient clinics or in patients' home and care is provided by a consultant and a specialist nursing team. Our service is also involved in teaching and research to improve awareness in perinatal mental health.

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How Does Our Service Work?

Referrals are discussed at a weekly team meeting. If they are accepted as appropriate, the team decides whether the woman needs a clinic appointment with a doctor or needs to be seen at home by a specialist nurse. If needed, she is subsequently seen for follow-up appointments in clinic or at home.
 
We receive about 350 referrals each year from GPs, obstetricians, midwives,  health visitors and other health professionals.

We deliver our service from:

  • Outpatient clinics in maternity units at Leicester Royal Infirmary and at the Bradgate Unit on the Glenfield Hospital site in Leicster.
  • Maternity wards at the LRI and Leicester General Hospital
  • Community settings in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

How Can You Access Our Service?

To access our service you can:

  • Speak to your GP
  • Speak to your obstetrician, midwife or health visitor
  • Speak to your mental health provider
  • Self-referral is not available currently

Contact Us

0116 225 6846
 

Further Information

For referrers

Support Groups

  • Sure Start groups (e.g. Mums in Mind, Postnatal depression groups)
  • Home Start   http://www.home-start.org.uk/

  • Action on Postpartum Pscyhosis - http/www.app-network.org provides guides PPTalk support forum: Twitter: https://twitter.com/ActionOnPP Facebook: www.facebook.com/ActionOnPP

Carer Support Groups

How Did We Do?

If you have any comments or queries about our service then please contact the team to let us know how we are doing. Or you can contact PALS

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