Government pledges to support new mums’ mental health
According to the Royal College of Midwives, up to 20% of women suffer mental health problems during pregnancy and the first year of their baby’s life, yet only a quarter of those affected get the specialist help that they need. For many women, perinatal or postnatal anxiety can be as much of a problem as postnatal depression. In a report in the Guardian newspaper, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England, pledged to make specialist perinatal services accessible to all by the end of the decade, as part of a wider plan of investment in mental health throughout the community.
As an NHS service provider for Bristol and South Glos, Oasis-Talk takes perinatal and postnatal mental health seriously, giving priority to pregnant and new mums suffering from anxiety and depression. We can offer evidence-based therapies such as CBT to help you through this challenging time. How to access our services