Publish date: 9 April 2024

Central and North West London (CNWL) and West London NHS Trusts (WLT) have launched a North West London Perinatal Mental Health Provider Collaborative from 1 April 2024.

Provider Collaboratives support health and social care services within a particular region to work more closely with one another, as well as with patients and their loved ones, to improve healthcare.

This Provider Collaborative will take on responsibility for overseeing the delivery of Specialist Inpatient Perinatal Mental Health Services in North West London (NWL), provided by Coombe Wood Mother and Baby Unit, and will also work closely with wider NWL Perinatal Mental Health Services, including Community Services.

It will support CNWL and WLT Perinatal Mental Health Services to work more closely with one another, as well as with patients, their loved ones and other health and social care services to deliver, standardise and improve Perinatal Mental Healthcare in NWL. It will not change how these Services fundamentally operate for women/birthing people, their families and clinicians on the ground, but will simply enhance and improve them through increased collaborative working. This will have a number of key benefits to patients, their families and staff, which are detailed in Appendix B.

Perinatal mental health affects new and expectant mothers, and their partners. It can have a significant impact on a person’s whole life. If you or a loved one is experiencing mental health or emotional difficulties in the perinatal period, support is available.

If you think you may benefit from out mental health services you can refer yourself right away, find out more here.