MIMHS provide specialist support for women and their families in pregnancy and for women with babies up to 1 year of age who are experiencing significant mental ill health, a new onset of mental health difficulties or have a history of depression, psychosis or other significant mental ill health diagnosis.
It is important to identify those at risk of developing mental health problems associated with pregnancy and child birth, or those who have pre-existing conditions by providing them with the specialist care that they may need. Pre conception advice is also provided.
We provide liaison with GPs, maternity services, adult mental health teams and health visitors for women who deliver in Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, Medway Foundation Trust, Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust and East Kent Hospitals University NHS Trust. Direct contact with a perinatal consultant psychiatrist is available for all professionals.
Our website has useful links and information for women, their families and professionals.