19 October 2017
Statistics on the use of mental health services by new and expectant mothers have been published today by NHS Digital.
The report includes the number and proportion of pregnant women and mothers with a child aged under 12 months who were in contact with secondary mental health services2 between 1 October 2016 and 31 March 2017.
This is the second time Exploratory Analysis: Women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers has been published3. It uses linked data from the Mental Health Services Dataset and the Maternity Services Dataset.
The information is published at national level and includes a breakdown by age group. It also expands on the previous analysis by providing figures on women accessing specialised perinatal mental health services and those in contact with other types of mental health services.
Read the report at: http://digital.nhs.uk/pubs/mhsfinjulprovaug17