Perinatal and Early Years Mental Health

The North West Coast Clinical Networks provide leadership and project management support through clinical consensus to reduce unnecessary variation in services, and to improve health outcomes for service users.  We work to Co-ordinate the expertise of stakeholders from both commissioning and provider organisations to overcome challenges facing services and to support the development of service provision in line with the NHS Long Term Plan.

The Perinatal Mental Health Network was established in 2016 and since then has worked to support transformation of Perinatal Mental Health provision across the North West Coast.  From 2019 onwards this included specific focus on parent infant relationships through the work of the Early Years Mental Health Network to develop services for families with children under the age of 5 years old.

Resources

Document Date Document
Best Practice Service Model for Parent Infant and Early Years Relationship Services 2023 Best Practice Service Model NWC Clinical Network_July 2023

 

Mental Health in the Antenatal and Postnatal Period North West Coast Pathway (v17.1) 2023 Mental Health in the Antenatal and Postnatal Period North West Coast Pathway (v17.1)

 

North West Coast Pathway for Perinatal Psychiatric Emergency (v2.1) 2022 North West Coast Pathway for Perinatal Psychiatric Emergency v2.1

 

North West Coast Parent Infant Mental Health Assessment Care Pathway (conception to age 2) v1 2021 North West Coast Parent Infant Mental Health Assessment Care Pathway (conception to age 2)

 

Parent Infant Mental Health Assessment Care Pathway – Supporting Information 2024 Parent Infant Pathway Supporting Guidance NWC PMH Network_v1
Psychotropic Medications in the Perinatal Period, North West Coast Guidance 2022 Psychotropic Medication in the Perinatal Period North West Coast Guidance

 

 

Contact details

For more information on the work of the Clinical Network or to be added to our distribution list for regular news and updates, please get in touch with Beth Luxmoore, Clinical Network Manager, Perinatal and Early Years Mental Health: Bethany.Luxmoore@nhs.net