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Community mental health perinatal service

What the service does
Who provides the service
How to access the service
Location of service
Opening hours
Useful links


What the service does

The community mental health perinatal service provides mental health treatment and support for mothers and their families during pregnancy and/or the first year of your baby’s life.

This includes mothers who have a pre-existing mental illness and require specialist perinatal/postnatal monitoring and support.

We can arrange appointments in:

  • your home
  • health centres
  • mental health facilities across Belfast

We work closely with:

  • maternity services
  • community mental health teams
  • GPs
  • acute mental health / inpatient services

Who provides the service

The community mental health perinatal service is made up of:

  • consultant psychiatrist
  • social worker
  • community psychiatric nurse

How to access the service

You can request a referral to the community mental health perinatal service from:

  • GP
  • midwife
  • psychiatrist
  • community mental health key worker
  • other relevant health professional

Location of service and contact details

Knockbracken Healthcare Park
Tel: 028 9504 6223

Clinics also take place in:

  • Crumlin Road Health Centre
  • Woodstock Lodge
  • Maternity Hospital

Opening hours

Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm (excluding public holidays).

In an emergency outside these hours, please contact one of the following:

  • GP out of hours service
  • Regional Emergency Social Work Service

Useful links

Minding Your Head
Lifeline
Public Health Agency
Rethink Mental Illness
Mental health conditions, treatments and medications (Health and Social Care Board website)
Royal College of Psychiatrists
Patient and Client Council
CAUSE
Praxis Care


Locations where this service is delivered