This guide, about involving and supporting partners and significant others, is for commissioners and those working in specialist perinatal mental health services.
It describes how to provide:
- women and their families with a positive experience of care, with services joined up around them
- care that involves and supports partners and families in ways that can improve outcomes for all family members.
You can read this guide by clicking on the links in the contents table.
A PDF version of this guide is also available.
We have published a video animation to accompany this guide.
- What this guide covers
- Why this guide is needed
- The national context
- Principle 1: ‘Think Family’
- Principle 2: ‘The Perinatal Frame of Mind’
- Principle 3: ‘Stay Curious’ – inclusivity
- Asking about domestic violence and abuse (DVA)
- Confidentiality and consent to inform and involve others
- Stigma and stereotypes in men’s mental health
- Asking about mental health, validating distress and encouraging self-care
- Signposting partners and fathers
- The Triangle of Care