The Black Country Maternal Mental Health Service supports women and birthing people who have experienced a perinatal loss and have associated difficulties with their day-to-day wellbeing and mental health. The service is provided by a team of healthcare professionals including psychologists, specialist midwives, counsellors and peer support workers.

If you're feeling stuck in your grief journey and are worried about your emotional or mental health, or struggling with your day to day functioning, speak to your GP, midwife or health professional about a referral.

Referral process

The service is for individuals with a Black Country GP.

Referrals will be accepted from:

• The Black Country Community Perinatal Mental Health Teams (Walsall & Wolverhampton, Sandwell & Dudley)

• Bereavement midwives within the four acute trusts/maternity hospitals (New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton; Russell’s Hall Hospital in Dudley, Walsall Manor Hospital in Walsall and City Hospital in Sandwell)

• Qualified practitioners within Black Country IAPT services (Dudley Talking Therapies; Sandwell Talking Therapies; Walsall Talking Therapies; Wolverhampton Talking Therapies)

  • GPs across the Black Country