Cheshire and Mersey 

Your local teams 

Specialist Perinatal Service 

Cheshire & Wirral 

Coronation Rd Workplace Hub, Ellesmere Port 

Mental healthcare for women and families 

Tel: 0151 488 8434 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 145 6485) 

A joint initiative between: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts 

Liverpool & Sefton 

Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool 

Tel: 0151 702 4012 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 145 6570) 

Mid Mersey (Warrington, Halton, St Helens & Knowsley) 

Hollins Park Hospital, Warrington 

Tel: 01925 275 303 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 051 1508) 

All of our teams operate 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). 

*The term ‘woman’ is used here, however, it is acknowledged that not all people referred to us will identify with this term, the specialist perinatal service is inclusive and respectful of all people giving birth. 

Information for Referrers 

The Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service provides mental health assessment and support for women experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues during pregnancy and for up to 2 years postnatally. 

Specialist advice is also available to anyone currently supporting a woman during the perinatal period with concerns about her mental health. 

If postpartum psychosis is suspected or perinatal red flags (see below) are present please call the perinatal team for urgent discussion, or refer to out of hours services such as Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line. 

We offer routine initial consultation to: 

 Women in the perinatal period, with current symptoms of a moderate to severe or complex mental health difficulty. Complexity could include the impact of mental health on pregnancy, child birth or on the relationship between the parent and the infant. 

 Women who are currently well but are at high risk of deterioration and/or developing post-partum psychosis. For example, research has identified women with a previous history of psychosis, bipolar affective or schizoaffective disorder are particularly at risk. 

 

Cheshire and Mersey 

Specialist Perinatal Service 

Mental healthcare for women and families 

A joint initiative between: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts 

Support, advice & interventions 

Our friendly and helpful teams provide a range of therapeutic interventions for the mother, the baby, and the family delivered by a wide range of professions including: 

 Medication advice Birth care planning  Postnatal review • Care co-ordination • Evidence-based talking therapies • Evidence-based mother and baby, couple and family interventions; •Occupational therapy • Peer support. 

We also offer:- 

 Pre conception counselling for women with concerns about how their mental health or treatment may affect a future planned pregnancy. Self-referrals are accepted by telephone on above number 

 Specialist Training in Perinatal Mental health 

 Partner assessment and signposting 

 Telephone advice to professionals if they have concerns about an individual’s mental health during the perinatal period. 

 

For further information and other useful resources please visit: 

https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/professionals/perinatal-training-hub 

What To Expect:- 

The service accepts referrals from health and social care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside including mental health professionals, midwives, obstetricians, GP’s and voluntary organisations. We also accept self-referral for preconception counselling. 

The team look at each case individually to ensure the most appropriate care is delivered to address specific needs, which can also include signposting to the most effective alternative service. 

Following a referral, the referrer will receive feedback within 2 weeks, and if a referral is not accepted the team will provide detailed signposting on alternative options. 

Patient confidentiality is very important to us. We do not expect to receive referrals without consent from the individual, unless they do not have the capacity to provide this. 

 Cheshire and Mersey 

Your local teams 

Specialist Perinatal Service 

Cheshire & Wirral 

Coronation Rd Workplace Hub, Ellesmere Port 

Mental healthcare for women and families 

Tel: 0151 488 8434 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 145 6485) 

A joint initiative between: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts 

Liverpool & Sefton 

Liverpool Women’s Hospital, Liverpool 

Tel: 0151 702 4012 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 145 6570) 

Mid Mersey (Warrington, Halton, St Helens & Knowsley) 

Hollins Park Hospital, Warrington 

Tel: 01925 275 303 (Out of hours - 24/7 Urgent MH Helpline: 0800 051 1508) 

All of our teams operate 9am-5pm Monday to Friday (excluding Bank Holidays). 

*The term ‘woman’ is used here, however, it is acknowledged that not all people referred to us will identify with this term, the specialist perinatal service is inclusive and respectful of all people giving birth. 

Information for Referrers 

The Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service provides mental health assessment and support for women experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues during pregnancy and for up to 2 years postnatally. 

Specialist advice is also available to anyone currently supporting a woman during the perinatal period with concerns about her mental health. 

If postpartum psychosis is suspected or perinatal red flags (see below) are present please call the perinatal team for urgent discussion, or refer to out of hours services such as Mental Health 24/7 Crisis Line. 

We offer routine initial consultation to: 

 Women in the perinatal period, with current symptoms of a moderate to severe or complex mental health difficulty. Complexity could include the impact of mental health on pregnancy, child birth or on the relationship between the parent and the infant. 

 Women who are currently well but are at high risk of deterioration and/or developing post-partum psychosis. For example, research has identified women with a previous history of psychosis, bipolar affective or schizoaffective disorder are particularly at risk. 

 

Cheshire and Mersey 

Specialist Perinatal Service 

Mental healthcare for women and families 

A joint initiative between: Cheshire and Wirral Partnership & Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trusts 

Support, advice & interventions 

Our friendly and helpful teams provide a range of therapeutic interventions for the mother, the baby, and the family delivered by a wide range of professions including: 

 Medication advice Birth care planning  Postnatal review • Care co-ordination • Evidence-based talking therapies • Evidence-based mother and baby, couple and family interventions; •Occupational therapy • Peer support. 

We also offer:- 

 Pre conception counselling for women with concerns about how their mental health or treatment may affect a future planned pregnancy. Self-referrals are accepted by telephone on above number 

 Specialist Training in Perinatal Mental health 

 Partner assessment and signposting 

 Telephone advice to professionals if they have concerns about an individual’s mental health during the perinatal period. 

 

For further information and other useful resources please visit: 

https://www.merseycare.nhs.uk/professionals/perinatal-training-hub 

What To Expect:- 

The service accepts referrals from health and social care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside including mental health professionals, midwives, obstetricians, GP’s and voluntary organisations. We also accept self-referral for preconception counselling. 

The team look at each case individually to ensure the most appropriate care is delivered to address specific needs, which can also include signposting to the most effective alternative service. 

Following a referral, the referrer will receive feedback within 2 weeks, and if a referral is not accepted the team will provide detailed signposting on alternative options. 

Patient confidentiality is very important to us. We do not expect to receive referrals without consent from the individual, unless they do not have the capacity to provide this. 

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