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Perinatal Mental Health Service

What is the Perinatal Mental Health Service?
The Aneurin Bevan University Health Board Perinatal Mental Health Service is a specialist community team that covers the whole of the Gwent area. Our multi-disciplinary team provides care and treatment to women who are pregnant or postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by mental illness. 
Who is in our team?
Our team includes a consultant psychiatrist, psychologists, mental health nurses, specialised midwife, occupational therapist and administrative staff. We also have students on training placement.
What do we offer?
We offer evidence based treatments in a way that is best suited to the woman, her baby and family.
Depending on the new mum’s needs at the time of referral, she may be offered the following:
  • Practical and emotional support
  • Medication advice. It is very important that the woman does not stop her medication suddenly, unless advised by the GP to do so.
  • Psychological consultation, assessment and advice.
  • A range of psychological interventions including Mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy groups.
  • Advice on local services and information.
  • Care planning. 
We are able to treat women at:
  • Maternity Hospitals
  • Outpatient Clinics
  • Home Settings