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Specialist mental health support for new mums

NHS England has announced that new and expectant mothers across England can now access specialist mental health care in the area where they live.

The landmark rollout of specialist perinatal community services across the whole of England, means that mums and mums-to-be who are experiencing anxiety, depression or other forms of mental ill health should be able to access high quality care much closer to home.

Five years ago, two in five parts of the country had no access to specialist community perinatal mental health treatment. There is now full geographical coverage with services in every one of the 44 local NHS areas and plans to develop them further.