Resource Hub

Discover a wealth of resources designed to help you support women and families impacted by perinatal mental health problems. Whether you work in healthcare, local or national government we hope you find what you need.

We are in the process of updating the Hub, so if you have a resource to add or think something is missing, please email

NHS Mental Health Implementation Plan 2019/20 – 2023/24

NHS England Pdf, 960.8kb

Published: July 2019

The NHS Long Term Plan renewed the NHS' commitment to pursue an ambitious transformation of mental health care in England. The Mental Health Implementation Plan provides a new framework to ensure they deliver on this commitment at the local level.

Parliamentary Briefing: The Maternal Mental Health Experiences of Young Mums

CYPMHC X MMHA Pdf, 191.4kb

Published: October 2023

Support for young mums aged 16-25 has been notably absent from the policy agenda in recent years. Whilst efforts have been focused on reducing the number of teenage pregnancies, less attention has been paid to the support needs of young mums and historically young parenthood has been framed as a problem.

Perinatal mental health conditions guidelines Scotland Dec 2023 - SIGN 169

NHS Scotland Pdf

Published: February 2024

This guideline has been produced using methodology to adopt and adapt recommendations from other high-quality guidelines (see section 9). The majority of recommendations are adapted from the Centre of Perinatal Excellence (COPE): Mental Health Care in the Perinatal Period: Australian Clinical Practice guideline, 2023.

Perinatal mental health e-learning for occupational therapists

NHS England Pdf

Published: June 2023

This e-learning course is for occupational therapists working in perinatal mental health services and those who are new to or wishing to work in this specialist area of practice.

Perinatal OCD - information for carers

Royal College of Psychiatrists Pdf

Published: November 2021

This leaflet contains information for the partners, family and friends of any woman with Perinatal OCD.

Position Paper - Perinatal psychology provision in specialist perinatal community mental health services

British Psychological Society Pdf

Published: January 2019

This briefing outlines the important role perinatal psychology plays in specialist community teams.

Poster: The Perinatal Peer Support Principles

None Pdf, 7.6mb

Published: December 2019

A summary poster depicting the five principles of perinatal peer support. The Perinatal Peer Support Principles were co-designed by people with lived experience, maternal mental health and maternity professionals, organisations facilitating peer support, Mind and the McPin Foundation.

Postnatal Depression - A self help guide

Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust Pdf, 1.5mb

Published: January 2015

This booklet is for women with postnatal depression (PND) and their friends and family. It aims to help identify PND, explain the possible causes, help you consider the best way to help yourself and signpost you to other support.

PQN Inpatient Standards, 8th Edition

Perinatal Quality Network Pdf, 733.3kb

Published: January 2022

These standards are designed to be applicable to mother and baby units and can be used by professionals to assess the quality of the team. The standards may also be of interest to commissioners, patients, carers, researchers and policy makers.

Scotland's Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Scottish Government Pdf

Published: June 2023

Strategy laying out the approach to improving mental health and wellbeing for everyone in Scotland.

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