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From Bumps to Babies: Perinatal mental health care in Wales, 07/08/2018 [W]

07.08.18

The NSPCC has published a report into perinatal mental health care provision to women and their partners in Wales.

The report provides an overview of the findings from the Perinatal Mental Health in Wales project, a collaboration between NSPCC Cymru/Wales, the National Centre for Mental Health, Mind Cymru and Mental Health Foundation, with support from the Maternity Mental Health Alliance Everyone’s Business Campaign.

The report notes that during pregnancy and the year after birth, women can be affected by a number of mental health problems, and it is one of the most common complications that women can experience when having a baby. Almost 9,000 new mums in Wales will experience perinatal mental health problems each year.

There have been encouraging developments in perinatal mental health care in Wales, but inconsistencies remain in the type and level of perinatal mental health services between health boards in Wales.

The report recommends that the Welsh Government provides strong leadership to ensure that the shortfalls the report identified are addressed.

You can visit the NSPCC’s website to find out more.