Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.

Visiting: Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Green Haven

Our perinatal services for mothers and their babies are based at Green Haven, part of Hopewood.

This includes our Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit providing inpatient perinatal services, and our community perinatal services.

We provide treatment and support to women experiencing problems with mental illness from 13 weeks pregnant until their baby is one year old. 

You can find more information about our inpatient and community services in the menu on the left. 

mother and baby counsellingPerinatal Community Services

Perinatal Community Services provide treatment and support to women experiencing problems with mental illness throughout the perinatal period, from 13 weeks pregnant (once the pregnancy is confirmed) up to one year after having their baby, across Nottinghamshire and Bassetlaw.

 

Support groups

Accessing our service

Women and/or their families who have concerns regarding the woman's mental health should consult their GP, midwife, health visitor or other health professional. They can advise whether we are the most appropriate service to help and if so, make a referral.

We don't offer appointments to all women referred as we may feel a different service would be better for them.

Our facilities and staff

We are based in Green Haven at Hopewood. Although we offer many appointments here, clinics are offered at clinics across the County and follow-up appointments, unless they are with a doctor or the psychologist, are more likely to be in your home.

Our team includes medics, psychiatric nurses, a mother infant therapist, nursery nurses, a psychologist, peer support workers and an occupational therapist.
 

I can’t really put into words how much you have helped and supported me

What we offer

Our team offers a range of support for patients. This includes:

  • advice on suitable medications to use in pregnancy and while breastfeeding
  • a range of therapies
  • support for patients in making sense of their role as a mother
  • psychological interventions
  • peer support
  • occupational therapy support for mothers to return to activities they used to enjoy

Most of the support we offer is one to one but we also hold a Mindfulness Group at different community centres around the County with childcare provided.

The patient journey

When patients are referred to the service they have an initial assessment appointment with either a medic or perinatal community psychiatric nurses. From this assessment, a care plan will be developed with the patient. 

Although we are able to work with a woman until her baby is 1, we will regularly review the progress in treatment and women may be discharged before this if they are well enough.

Sometimes, women do not fully recover during the perinatal period. In this case, we will discuss with the mother whether she would like to be referred on to adult mental health services or consider other options. The wishes of the mother are very important to us.

You made a real difference to me and my family

Contact and find us

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service
Hopewood
Foster Drive
Nottingham
NG5 3FL

Tel: 0115 952 9477 ext 12821

 

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service
Bassetlaw General Hospital
Blyth Road
Worksop
Nottinghamshire
S81 0BD

Tel: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

 

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service
Byron House
Boundary Road
Newark-on-Trent
Nottinghamshire
NG24 4DE

Tel: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

 

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service
Millbrook Mental Health Unit
Mansfield Road
Sutton in Ashfield
Nottinghamshire
NG17 4JT

Tel: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

 

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service
Hopewood
Foster Drive
Nottingham
NG5 3FL

Tel: 0115 952 9477 ext 12821

Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit

A mother talking to a member of staff in her room The Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit is an 8 bed specialist inpatient perinatal unit for mothers from 32 weeks of pregnancy with a serious mental illness, and their babies up to one year after birth.

Our philosophy is to provide rapid and effective care for the mother’s mental illness whilst promoting the mother/baby relationship, using an approach best suited to meet each woman’s needs and wishes to enable a speedy recovery.

The Unit is based at Hopewood.

Our facilities

All bedrooms on the unit are ensuite and spacious so that babies can co-sleep with their mothers, with room for a cot and changing table.

Facilities for mothers and their families centre around a homely communal lounge and dining area. There is also a quiet room, a kitchen, a nursery, a sensory room, two bathrooms with full sized baths and a pram store.

The unit has a private garden and being set within the grounds of Hopewood it also benefits from access to extra green space and the wider community.

What we offer

A range of therapies are offered to mothers and their babies alongside psychological therapies and occupational therapy sessions. These include anxiety management, relaxation, mindfulness, compassionate focused therapy, distraction techniques, distress tolerance and mental health promotion. margaret oates mother and baby

There is a programme of activities including mindfulness colouring, arts and crafts, walking to local parks, cooking, baking, shopping, a newspaper group, manicures and hand and foot massage.

The nursery nurses run mother and baby activities, including baby massage, baby yoga, sensory play, singing, story time, tummy time, weaning, recognising cues and safe sleep. Local charities also offer complementary therapies and creative therapies.

The patient journey

The main focus for mothers is to provide independent care for their baby. This is encouraged from admission with baby remaining with their mother, with as much support as needed from staff.

Upon admission, mothers will be seen by medical and nursing staff to gain a baseline assessment. Together with the mother, a care plan will be made for her and her baby.

Assessment will be ongoing, and progress will be discussed in the weekly multi-disciplinary team, where aims, objectives and discharge planning will be agreed. There will be increasing periods of leave home throughout admission, alongside ongoing support from staff, until discharge is agreed by everyone.

I can’t thank the staff enough for the support I received. I feel like a completely different person

Contact and find us

Margaret Oates Mother and Baby Unit
Hopewood
Foster Drive
Nottingham
NG5 3FL

0115 952 9481 extension 12825

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