Today an innovative new mapping tool has been launched online to help professionals who are trying to transform mental health services for mums with mental health problems during pregnancy or the first year after birth.
Between 10 and 20% of new mothers will experience a mental health problem. These women need support from a range of services, including GPs, midwives, health visitors and mental health services. Evidence shows that there are shocking gaps in services across the system. For example, there is no specialist mental health service in more than 40% of areas in England, and nearly a third of midwives report that they have not had training in mental illness before they qualified. Continue reading Press release: Innovative new mapping tool for perinatal mental health leaders launched by Mums and Babies in Mind