£1.6m funds boost to treat women hit by mental health issues in pregnancy

Posted on 5th June 2018

From the London Evening Standard

Full story: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/16m-funds-boost-to-treat-women-hit-by-mental-health-issues-in-pregnancy-a3855376.html

New and expectant mothers in south-west London who suffer from mental health problems during or after pregnancy are set to benefit from £1.6 million extra funding.

The NHS cash will be used to boost the community perinatal mental health teams in Croydon, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton and Wandsworth. 

The funding is part of a national announcement to transform specialist perinatal services — which cover pregnancy and the first year after birth — so that at least 30,000 more women can access treatment that is closer to home through community services and inpatient mother and baby units. South-west London was one of the first areas to receive the funding, and South-east London will benefit in the second wave. 

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