Perinatal Mental Health Service

The Leeds Perinatal Mental Health Service provides specialist support to women experiencing significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child’s birth.

The word “perinatal” refers to the period during pregnancy and extending to a year after childbirth.

If you are worried about your mental health or the mental health of a woman you know during her pregnancy, or in the first year following the birth of a child, then please get in touch with us – see the Contact Us section below for contact details.

This page provides information to mums, mums-to-be and their partners and carers. Please scroll down this page to find out more about:

  • What our service does to support mums, mums-to-be, their partners and their carers
  • Leaflets including translations into community languages and a British Sign Language film
  • Inpatient care at the Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit
  • Our Outreach Service that offers three care options across the Yorkshire and Humber region

If you are a new parent in Leeds you can also find a lot of helpful information on the Mindwell Leeds website.

In this five minute video, mums from Leeds share their stories around how they felt during and after pregnancy, and how important it is to talk to someone.

 

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