Helpful resources

Royal College of General Practitioners Perinatal Mental Health Tookit

The Royal College of Psychiatrists has produced a series of 8 helpful leaflets for pregnant women and new parents on a range of topics including perinatal OCD and postpartum psychosis.

Institute of Health Visiting Mental Health Professionals Resources

Royal College of Psychiatrists Perinatal Pathways

Nice guidance

Tommy’s Guide for delivering preconception care to women with a serious mental illness

Perinatal Mental Health Treatment free evidence-based resources for new parents


Free online training course – Future Learn: Addressing Postnatal Depression as a Healthcare Professional


Perinatal Mental Health Service – referrals of women experiencing significant mental health difficulties during pregnancy and the first year following a child’s birth can be made directly to the specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service. The referral form and additional guidelines may be accessed here:

The completed referral form should be sent securely to Health professionals wishing to discuss a referral may call 0113 855 5505, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm.