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Resources for practitioners

Below you’ll find links to a range of perinatal mental health toolkits, resources and documents.

Links to general mental health resources can be found on our Mental Health Network Resources page.

Levels of Care and Service Referral Criteria

Possible presentation and accepting referral criteria by severity, along with suggested interventions.

Ask, Assess, Act outcome screening flowchart
Perinatal Mental Health Network – NHS resources

A range of guidance and documents for staff working within the NHS.

Maternal Mental Health Alliance (MMHA) Pathway Assessment Tool

Tool to help local partners rate their local offer against national standards to identify strengths and gaps where more work is needed.

General Practitioners - Perinatal Mental Health Toolkit

Tools to assist members of the primary care team to deliver the highest quality care to women with mental health problems in the perinatal period.

Influencing the next Mental Health Strategy

This paper has been developed by the Wales Perinatal Mental Health Implementation Network, NSPCC Cymru and the Maternal Mental Health Alliance to help influence and shape the direction of perinatal mental health (PMH) and parent-infant relationship (PIR)i support in the forthcoming Welsh Government mental health strategy.

Economic Review of the Treatment of Perinatal PTSD in Wales

This economic review was commissioned by Traumatic Stress Wales (TSW) and was carried out by members of the TSW Perinatal Workstream and the National Clinical Lead for Perinatal Mental Health with support from an independent health economist.

Becoming Dad

Becoming a parent can be a challenging time and some fathers find that their support needs aren't met.  This study aims to increase the understanding of the emotional, physical and social changes that men encounter during this time.

Perinatal Mental Health in Wales

Senedd Cymru’s Children, Young People & Education Committee (CYPE) inquiry into PNMH services across Wales.

From Bumps to Babies: Perinatal Mental Health Care in Wales

NSPCC report on a project that explored perinatal mental health care in Wales and how this is experienced by women and their partners affected by perinatal mental health problems.

NHS Benchmarking report on Universal Perinatal Mental Health Services Findings (England) 

The study sought to gain an understanding of the extent of PMH provision in universal services across England, supplementing an annual audit of Specialist PMH services undertaken by the NHS Benchmarking Network for NHS England.

Maternal Mental Health – Women’s Voices

Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists report outlines the results of a survey of over 2300 women about their experiences of mental health problems during and after pregnancy.