Service changes and visiting during the 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.



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

You can read some general  NHS guidance on visiting healthcare inpatient settings.pdf [pdf] 89KB

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.

Perinatal mental illness

A 'perinatal' mental health illness is one that you experience any time from becoming pregnant up to a year after you give birth. This may be new mental health problem, or an episode of a problem you've experienced in the past.

Our team offer specialist perinatal mental health assessments, which focuses on both the needs of mother, baby and family. This will include discussion around options of treatment for women suffering mental illness such as depression, anxiety, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar affective disorder and post-partum psychosis.

We can also help women with a history of mental illness who are planning a pregnancy about how they can be supported during this time.

Care is provided across Nottinghamshire to women in or local to their own homes wherever possible, enabling them to maintain their roles as mothers while their mental illness is safely treated.

When required, we also have a dedicated mother and baby inpatient unit at Hopewood, in Nottingham City , which offers 24-hour specialist support.


Our Service recently featured in the 1st episode of the Channel 4 documentary losing it.


Laura & Briena

Laura and BrienaAs attitudes to mental health change during a surge in the number of people asking for help or harming themselves, this series joins the frontline care services in our Healthcare Trust.

Two weeks after becoming a mum, Laura is sectioned having tried to drive into a brick wall. And is 11-year-old Briena really suicidal, or is the underlying diagnosis more complicated?

Catch up on this episode on Channel 4.



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