Maternity and Mental Health Engagement Report 2019

We wanted to understand people’s experiences of the maternity mental health support available in Shropshire. We spoke to people who either used services or worked in the local maternity system.
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Summary

From January to March 2019, at the request of Healthwatch England, Healthwatch Shropshire completed wide-ranging engagement to understand people’s experiences of the maternity mental health support available in Shropshire. Using a variety of methods we spoke to 348 people who either used services or worked in the local maternity system.

 

Key findings

  • More support is made available for dads/partners
  • Better information for women / partners is provided, including around the pregnancy and birth, breast feeding, mental health and the support available, and the referral criteria
  • More consistent and face-to-face contact with professionals
  • More support groups, including focused groups
  • Mental Health Training is made available to all staff working with women / partners at every stage
  • The new Perinatal Mental Health Team works closely with GPs and primary care

Full Report

Maternity Mental Health Engagement report 2019
Maternity Mental Health Engagement report 2019 - Appendices

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