Perinatal Mental Health Team

The Perinatal Mental Health Team specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term treatment of women affected by a moderate to severe mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period. The team promotes wellbeing during pregnancy, prevention of relapse and assists with birth planning. The team works with women who have a previous history of serious mental health difficulties and women who are experiencing mental health difficulties for the first time.

We provide support for a range of mental health difficulties, including bipolar disorder, puerperal psychosis, depression, anxiety, OCD and bonding difficulties.

The Perinatal Mental Health Team is a secondary mental health service and therefore supports women whose needs cannot be met by primary care professionals, such as GPs, specialist midwives, health visitors or primary care psychological services.

The Perinatal Mental Health Team is a multidisciplinary team and is made up of doctors, perinatal mental health practitioners, occupational therapists, nursery nurses and psychologists.

All referrals from GP’s, Health Visitors, Maternity Services go via Wolverhampton SPA, Dudley EAS and Walsall EAS. Referrals from Specialist Midwives, Psychiatric Liaison, CRS, Primary Care and IAPT Services can refer direct to our Perinatal services.

The Perinatal Mental Health Service is operational Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.

Dudley and Sandwell Perinatal Mental Health Team:

Henry Lautch, Bushey Fields

Bushey Fields Road



Telephone: 01384 314455


Walsall and Wolverhampton Perinatal Mental Health Team:

Dorothy Pattison Hospital

Alumwell Close



Telephone: 01922 607807