Perinatal Psychiatry Service

We offer assessment, treatment and support to women across Leicester, 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.

Our Perinatal Mental Health Service provides psychiatric treatment and support to women. Assessments are carried out in outpatient clinics or within the home setting. Care is provided by a consultant and a specialist nursing team.

Referral criteria

The team take referrals from healthcare professionals who are working with women who are registered with a LLR GP who are experiencing significant issues with their mental illness and are either pregnant or have given birth in the past 12 months. The team will also work with women who have an existing mental illness to offer preconception advice.

Referrals should be made on the referral form and emailed to


Criteria exclusion

None stated

How to access this service

This service can be accessed by visiting your GP.

What conditions do you cover

Post-natal depression, anxiety, bipolar affective disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder, post-partum psychosis.

Contact info

0116 225 6846


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  • healthcare professional
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