We wish to provide a service to mothers, fathers, and family members alike, of anyone experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties during pregnancy or after birth (the perinatal phase).
Our mission is to promote perinatal wellbeing. We want to provide quality and compassionate clinical care to prevent and support perinatal mental illness to improve emotional health. We are here to share, empower and connect families.
Our focus is on perinatal wellbeing
Becoming a parent involves huge adjustments to many areas of life and functioning for an individual, the couple and family as a whole. This is a transitional phase which presents many challenges and struggles.
We will work together with you to ease the inevitable stress and difficult emotions that come with this period, focusing upon psychic, emotional and physical health and development.
How we can help
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT)
One day workshops
Guided Self Help (GSH)
10-20% of women are affected by perinatal mental health problems at some point during pregnancy and for the first year after birth
Around 13-15% experience common mental health problems such as perinatal anxiety and depression
Poor mental health is common during pregnancy and after birth, ranging from mild to moderate anxiety/depression to more severe mental illnesses such as bipolar, postpartum psychosis and post traumatic stress disorder
If left untreated, perinatal mental illness can cause significant anguish to mothers and partners, may lead to maternal death, and can impact on baby’s development
Perinatal mental illness can be treated with a range of interventions which not only benefit mothers, but can also improve parent-infant attachment
Here at PGP we meet the recommendations set out by Centre for Mental Health guidance, where we provide evidence based treatment according to NICE guidelines
We aim to take action to reduce pressure on general practice to enable longer consultations to be offered to women at risk of or with perinatal mental health problems
We are committed to reduce stigma among women with perinatal mental health difficulties
We provide systematic opportunities to focus on the mental health and wellbeing of mother and infant before a child’s first birthday
We collect monitoring data to reinforce the importance of supporting mother and infant mental health and wellbeing
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Healthcare professionals can also refer clients. Please obtain consent and send us their name and telephone number and we will make contact.
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