Perinatal Community Services

A mother and baby talking to a member of staff 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.

 

Our facilities

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 staff

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

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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Contact us

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service, Hopewood, Foster Drive, Nottingham, NG5 3FL.
Telephone: 0115 952 9477 ext 12821

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service, Bassetlaw General Hospital, Blyth Road, Worksop, Nottinghamshire, S81 0BD
Telephone: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service, Byron House, Boundary Road, Newark-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4DE
Telephone: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service, Millbrook Mental Health Unit, Mansfield Road, Sutton in Ashfield, Nottinghamshire, NG17 4JT
Telephone: 0115 956 0844
Fax: 0162 343 9361

Perinatal Psychiatric Community Service, Hopewood, Foster Drive, Nottingham, NG5 3FL.
Telephone: 0115 952 9477 ext 12821

 

 

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