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Views Wanted For East Riding Perinatal Mental Health Service

Views Wanted For East Riding Perinatal Mental Health Service

Published by Karen Liu at 6:01am 22nd October 2019.

Local women and families in the East Riding are being urged to share their views to help develop local perinatal mental health service 

Local mental health charity Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are working in partnership with the Humber Coast and Vale Care Partnership to shape and develop local perinatal mental health services, by launching a new survey. 

The charity said:

Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child.  

Perinatal mental health problems affect up to 20% of women, and covers a wide range of conditions.

If left untreated, it can have significant and long lasting effects on the women and her family.

The feedback from the survey will be used to develop perinatal mental health services in the area.

This new service aims for more women to have access to specialist services if they experience mental health issues during the perinatal period.  

Hull and East Yorkshire Mind is hoping to engage with women and their families through their online perinatal mental health survey, to listen the voices of women and their families, and to understand the type of support they received.

Hayley Williamson-Escreet, Perinatal Project Worker at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said:

“The project is a fantastic opportunity to develop this new service. Perinatal mental health problems are incredibly common and many are treatable.

It’s really exciting that women and their families are able to get on-board and use their experiences to help shape perinatal mental health services in our area.  

We are hoping that lots of women and their partners will share their views through our perinatal mental health survey so that the service is developed with the real experts are at the heart.”

As well as gathering the views of women and their families through the perinatal mental health survey, Hull and East Yorkshire Mind are also looking for people who would like to have further involvement in the development of the perinatal mental health service. 

The survey is available online at https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/J7HBQBD and paper copies will also be available in our local hospitals and maternity settings. 

For more information, please email perinatal@heymind.org.uk or call 01482 240200. 

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