Applications have now been received for the second wave of the Perinatal Mental Health community services development fund, and are being assessed by an expert panel. Successful applicants will be informed by end of April 2018.
The purpose of the fund is to develop specialist perinatal mental health community services, and increase the availability of high quality interventions and support for women, their babies and families. In common with round one, wave two focuses on expanding existing specialist community teams into a wider geography or resourcing new teams to meet the needs of the population more comprehensively.
A total of £23 million is available through the wave two fund this year and from 2019/20 funding for specialist perinatal mental health community services will be allocated through clinical commissioning group baseline (CCG) budgets.