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Perinatal Mental Health Service

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The Leeds Perinatal Mental Health Service


The Leeds Perinatal Mental Health Service provides specialist input to women experiencing significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child's birth. A variety of treatment options are available, most commonly on an out-patient basis. The service also provides in-patient care at the Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit.


 Interventions available include:


§    Preconception Counselling

§   Care Planning for the perinatal period

§   Specialist advice on risks and benefits of medication in  pregnancy and breastfeeding

§   Community Nurse visits

§   Nursery Nurse sessions

§   Baby Massage

§   Jabbadao -group play sessions for mothers and babies

§   Watch, Wait and Wonder-a mother infant intervention to improve attachment and communication

§   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy-screening for CBT and short term therapy may be offered for perinatal difficulties

§   Liaison with other professionals

§   Signposting to other useful services

§   Inpatient assessment and treatment at the  Yorkshire and Humber Mother and Baby Unit




An information leaflet for patients can be accessed by clicking this link


NOTE-our numbers have changed to those below.




The Perinatal Mental Health Service

The Mount Hospital

44 Hyde Terrace




Out-patients                          0113 8555505

Mother and Baby Unit          0113 8555509

Community nurses               0113 8555650

Fax no.                                  0113 8555506