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Parents Emotional Health

Our Perinatal & Infant Mental Health Team have included some factsheets around parents emotional health.

Being Pregnant

Becoming a Parent

Being with Baby

Understanding Emotional wellbeing

Postnatal Stay at Home plan


Lancashire & South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust:-

LSCFT Specialist Perinatal CMHT services

Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation trust is the provider for Specialist Perinatal Community Mental Health in Lancashire and South Cumbria and for inpatient Perinatal Mental Health care in Lancashire and Cumbria.

Ribblemere Mother and Baby unit opened in October 2018 and is an inpatient facility for mothers with serious mental health problems to access support and treatment whilst remaining alongside their babies.

The Specialist Perinatal CMHT launched in January 2019 and provides support to women experiencing mental health difficulties related to pregnancy, childbirth and early motherhood. We also work to minimise the risk of relapse in those women who are currently well but who have a history of severe mental illness.

LSCFT Mental Health services/ support


Mind (mental health charity):-

Mums Matter – A perinatal mental health service designed and developed by mums for mums.

Postnatal depression and perinatal mental health – Explains postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health problems, including possible causes, treatments and support options. Also has information for friends and family, including support and advice for partners.


Perinatal Positivity:-

Perinatal Positivity uses the real voices and experiences of women and men who have had mental wellbeing difficulties around the time of pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. We hope it will help you emotionally prepare and find support, if needed, at this time. There are translations and subtitled versions of the film on our Films page.

If you, or someone you are close to, is experiencing mental wellbeing problems connected to pregnancy and being a new parent, talk to your GP, health visitor or midwife and visit our support page to find local and national support organisations.

“It can happen to dads and it can happen to mums. To any parents, don’t have expectations to be a perfect parent because none of us are.”