The list below sets out a number of tools and resources which might be useful for decision-makers, providers and commissioners of services for women with perinatal mental health problems.
Please note, we are currently working to create an interactive resources hub to help professional audiences find the most useful resources for their work. The resources hub will also reflect the key resources available in each of the devolved nations and will be launched in the coming months, replacing these temporary pages of the website.
Mums and Babies in Mind project blog and tools
The Mums and Babies in Mind project supports local leaders to improve services and care pathways for mums with perinatal mental health problems and their babies. The work is captured and shared to inform and inspire those who commission and provide services across the UK.
Building Better Perinatal Mental Health Services
Author: London Strategic Clinical Network
Publication Date: October 2015
This document outlines the key messages and principles for CCGs in commissioning perinatal mental health services and includes a table of key policy and guidance documents.
Mums and Babies in Mind Leaders’ Top Tips Report on Commissioning
Author: Maternal Mental Health Alliance
Publication Date: December 2016
This short reports capture key messages for those involved in commissioning perinatal mental health services.
Perinatal Mental Health Data Catalogue
Author: Public Health England
Publication date: Oct 2016
The perinatal mental health data catalogue lists resources relevant to perinatal mental health intelligence. It includes national datasets published at clinical commissioning group (CCG), local authority or provider level. It has information on data availability and location.
Mental Health in Pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers needs assessment report
Author: Chimat, Public Health England
Publication Date: December 2015
This needs assessment report brings together data and evidence on mental health in the antenatal and postnatal periods, and the social and emotional development and wellbeing of babies and toddlers. It can be used to inform local needs assessments by giving commissioners an indication of perinatal and infant mental health need in their area.