The East Midlands Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative is a partnership to deliver high-quality care for pregnant women and new mothers with serious mental illnesses who require admission to a Mother and Baby Unit, and to ensure seamless support between Mother and Baby Units and community perinatal mental health teams. 


What does this provider do?

Perinatal mental health problems are those which occur during pregnancy or in the first year following the birth of a child. Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of women and covers a wide range of conditions. If left untreated, it can have significant and long-lasting effects on the woman, her family and her child’s development.

The collaborative, which launched in October 2023 and is led by Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, ensures that experts by experience are integral to both the planning, development and delivery of inpatient services at the region’s two Mother and Baby Units. The collaborative partners include community perinatal service providers, so there will be an opportunity to bring together decision-making on inpatient services from providers across the whole pathway, and work closely with community teams to connect services and improve quality.

Find out more about the East Midlands Perinatal Experts by Experience group.


Which partner organisations make up the collaborative?

The collaborative is made up of five NHS providers:

  • Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
  • Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
  • Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust 
  • Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
  • St Andrew’s Healthcare


How can I refer to this service?

For more information about perinatal mental health, visit the NHS England website.




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The perinatal collaborative will launch in the autumn of 2023.

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