Perinatal Mental Health

The Perinatal Mental Health Service has been set up by Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust in conjunction with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust. The team consists of Consultant Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Perinatal Community Psychiatric Nurses.

The service works with women who are pregnant, or in the first postnatal year, who are experiencing serious perinatal mental health difficulties.

These might include issues such as:

• birth trauma; 
• psychosis; 
• depression; 
• anxiety; 
• prolonged feelings of loss, such as stillbirth; 
• an intense and disabling fear of childbirth (tokophobia); 
• obsessive compulsive disorder;
• needing support with medically complicated pregnancies such as placenta praevia or a multiple pregnancy. 


Referrals are from a health professional only.  We accept referrals up to six months post partum and we can see women up to twelve months post partum.

During pregnancy women can be seen by the Psychiatrist, or the Psychologist, from 12 -14 weeks, and the CPNs from 28 weeks pregnant.

There are two pathways – please use the relevant referral form below:

Perinatal MH referral form - Warwickshire.pdf [pdf] 92KB

Perinatal MH referral form - Coventry and Rugby.pdf [pdf] 93KB


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