Mental health in pregnancy and early motherhood
Around one in five women will experience a mental health problem during pregnancy or in the year after giving birth, this is also known as the perinatal period.
Having a baby is a big life event, and it's natural to experience a range of emotions and reactions during and after the pregnancy. But if they start to have a big impact on how you live your life, don’t wait, help is available and getting help early can prevent things from getting worse.
Please find below the Perinatal Mental Health Pathway in Barnet which was updated this Summer 2023.
We have a range of support services available in Barnet.
Services available in Barnet
Perinatal Health Coaches
If you are a mum-to-be or have recently had a baby (up to 1-year old), our Perinatal Mental Health Coaches can offer you support. One-to-one services are provided by volunteers who are trained to work with you and your family in your home in order to support your needs.
Mums-to-be and new mums who live in the London Boroughs of Barnet can apply any time from the baby’s conception to one year after having your baby, whether this is your first pregnancy, or you already have a family.
What to expect:
The aim of the volunteer Perinatal Health coaches is to improve the physical and emotional well-being of mums-to-be and new mums, together with their babies, using a holistic life-coaching model. Our perinatal Health coaches will support you with weekly coaching sessions, for three to six months.
Perinatal Health Coaches also offer support to access mental health, substance abuse and domestic violence services where required, and will work closely with midwives, GPs, health visitors and children’s centres.
If you would like support from a perinatal health coach please contact:
firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: 020 8371 0674.
HSBBEH - Home Start Barnet
Telephone: 020 8371 0674
Barnet Wellbeing Hub
Telephone: 033 3344 9088
Telephone: 020 8216 4141
Let’s Talk IAPT
Telephone: 020 8702 5309
Health Visiting Teams
Healthy Child Programme 4 Barnet
Telephone: 0800 772 3110
East and Central Children and Young People (0-19years) Locality Hub
Telephone: 020 8359 3460
South Children and Young People (0-19years) Locality Hub
Telephone: 020 8359 3590
West Children and Young People (0-19years) Locality Hub
Telephone: 020 8359 3510
If you have any concerns about perinatal mental health you can talk to your midwife, health visitor or your GP. Out of hours you can call 111 and in an emergency call emergency services or the BEHMT Crisis Resolution Team.
BEHMHT Crisis Resolution Team
If you require crisis mental health intervention and support please contact the BEHMHT (Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust) Crisis Resolution Team by calling 020 8702 4040 or 0300 0200 500.
Mind is a national charity where you will find information and advice on a wide range of mental health problems including maternal mental health problemsExternal link
If you have any concerns about perinatal mental health you can talk to your midwife, health visitor or your GP. Out of hours you can call 111 and in an emergency call emergency services.