If you’re struggling with your mental health in pregnancy or as a new mum, you are not alone. 1 in 5 mothers experience the issues with their mental health. The feelings you have might include:

  • Feeling low
  • Difficulty coping with a difficult birth
  • Feeling like you cannot cope
  • Obsessive behaviours
  • Experiencing paranoid or suspicious thoughts
  • Not feeling connected to your baby
  • Feeling like you’re not good enough
  • Feeling anxious
  • Having unwanted or intrusive thoughts.

If you have a GP in Derbyshire, you can self-refer to the Perinatal Mental Health Team.

A referral to Perinatal Mental Health Services can be the first step towards getting help and working towards enjoying life with your baby.

Our Community Perinatal Mental Health Team can offer you an assessment and tell you about the help you can access from the 12th week of your pregnancy, up until your baby is two years old.

Please contact us to make a self-referral for an assessment:

Tel: 01246 216523 or email: dhcft.perinatalcmht@nhs.net