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 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.


Referrals

Please be advised that the Perinatal Mental Health Team is moving towards a Single Point of Entry, based at Willenhall Primary Care Centre.  As a result, referrals for the North and South Warwickshire pathway will no longer be sent to Warwick Hospital. Please send all referrals to the Single Point of Entry located at Willenhall. Please see the new referral form attached, to be used with immediate effect.

Perinatal Referral Form Coventry Rugby.doc [doc] 839KB

The new address is:

Perinatal Mental Health Team
Willenhall Health Centre
Remembrance Road
Coventry
CV3 3DG

Fax: 024 7684 3104
Email: PMHT@covwarkpt.nhs.uk
Telephone: 024 7621 2176

***Please discontinue use of any old referral forms headed as ‘North & South’ Warwickshire PMHT***


Contact us

Coventry and Rugby Team
Willenhall Health Centre
Remembrance Road
Coventry 
CV3 3DG
Telephone: 024 7621 2176


Warwickshire Team
Warwick Hospital 
Psychology Department
Lakin Road
Warwick  
CV34 5BW
Telephone: 01926 495321 x4417