It is not possible to make self-referrals, however, we do accept referrals from the following:
- health and social care professionals
- community psychiatrists
- health visitors and social workers.
Contact your health professional listed about to make a referral on your behalf.
You will be allocated a named perinatal mental health practitioner who will be your main point of contact via the telephone number for our service.
If you are unable to keep your appointment we ask that you give us as much notice as possible. This allows us to make the best use of our clinical time. To cancel or rearrange your appointment please call us.
If you need an interpreter to be present or require any specific support to attend your appointment please inform let us know when you receive your appointment letter.
Confidentiality and consent
When you talk with a health professional in private you will expect that what is said remains confidential. This principle is central to trust between patients and their doctor or other health professionals. Details of your care and treatment, including anything you tell us, remain confidential and will only be shared within our multidisciplinary clinical team (which includes health and social care staff) if necessary.
All health professionals are bound by law and professional codes of conduct to this duty of confidentiality to their patients.
Our service treats moderate to severe mental illness including:
- severe depression
- anxiety disorders
- post-traumatic stress disorder
- obsessive-compulsive disorder
- psychotic disorders and personality disorders.
When making a referral please provide clear information in paper and/or electronic format, to patients, partners/significant others and healthcare practitioners about the referral you are making, giving them:
A simple description of the service and its purpose
Clear referral criteria
How to make a referral, including self-referral if the service allows
Clear clinical pathways describing access and discharge
Main interventions and treatments available
Contact details for the service, including emergency and out of hours details