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 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.
We have a range of support services available in Barnet. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, services are still running, however they are operating in line with government guidelines.
Barnet Integrated Perinatal Mental Health Service support during COVID-19
For details of the service for women and their families during pregnancy and their baby’s first year during the COVID-19 pandemic, please refer to the leaflet below.
Services available in Barnet
Home Start Barnet
Telephone: 07759 206012
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
Health Visitor Hub
Telephone: 0208 200 2500
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 problems
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.
Guidance for professionals
If you are a professional working in Barnet you can refer to the North Central London (NCL) service for acute cases of perinatal mental health. Care pathway and guidance have been developed with partners across NCL.
Home-Start (perinatal mental health coaches)
Home-Start will continue to offer support but will no longer undertake home visits. Instead support will be provided virtually. Home-Start will commence socially distanced face to face contact outside with the agreement of the client from the autumn of 2020.
Home-Start are still accepting new referrals, these can be made by email: email@example.com or telephone: 020 8371 0674.
Remote counselling support will be offered in some instances. Family group sessions have been suspended. However remote support is available for families who have previously attended groups. In addition to this, mums to be can attend perinatal support groups.