14 January 2021

An open invite has been issued for people who have used Bedfordshire and Luton Perinatal Mental Health Team to share their experience and help continue to develop the service.

The team provide specialist care for women with mental health problems who are pregnant, in the first post-partum year, or who are considering pregnancy.

They hold outpatient clinics in a number of locations around the county and provide joint psychiatric and obstetric appointments at the antenatal clinics at Luton & Dunstable Hospital and Bedford Hospital.

Home visits can be arranged in late pregnancy and the early post-partum period.

An online forum is being held from 10-11.30am on January 21 2020 for people to share their experience of using the service and to learn more about how they can get involved in helping it continue to develop. 

Online forum poster

Email Lara.roberts5@nhs.net for more information. 

The session is being coordinated by Hanan Abdrabou, the recently appointed People Participation (PP) Worker for Bedford Borough mental health services.
Hanan joined the Trust from her role as a programme co-ordinator for the Better Care Fund Team at NHS England and Improvement, with a broad background working in the social housing and charity sectors.
Her role is to support the Bedford Borough PP Lead by working closely with service users and carers, and supporting their recovery through PP.
“I hope that I can help facilitate service users and carers engagement so that we can co-produce and develop our services so that it can best serve our community,” she said.
To keep up-to-date on projects in Bedford Borough email hanan.abdrabou@nhs.net or follow @BedfordPp on Twitter.