Perinatal Mental Health

Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the first year after giving birth

Having a baby is a big life event, and it’s natural to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after your pregnancy. But if they start to have a big impact on how you live your life, you might be experiencing a mental health problem.

If you experienced mental health problems during pregnancy or up until your baby turned 1, then we want to hear your views about the care and support you received.

We are hoping that lots of women and their partners will share their views through our perinatal mental health survey. Responses shared will ensure that local services are developed with the real experts at the heart.

We have launched a new survey to find out what support you received, how you found the support to be and how the support can be improved.

Fill in the survey here

We will also be launching some peer support groups for women who have expierenced perinatal mental health problems – keep an eye out very soon for more information on these groups.