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Mental Health Care Funding For New Mums


New and expectant mothers in England will be able to access help with mental health problems more easily within the next year, according to NHS England.
More than £20m will be spent on services in undeserved parts of the country.

The most common problem is depression or anxiety, but perinatal problems include a wide range of conditions.

Are new mums getting the help they need?

Third of mothers’ experience mental health issues

In 2016, NHS England announced that £40m would be spent on more nurses, psychologists and psychiatrists to provide help to mothers and families both in the home and in maternity units.
Teams can also include social workers, occupational therapists and nursery nurses.
So far more than 7,000 women are believed to have accessed specialist help through new or expanded services.
Health service bosses say the release of a further £23m should mean that by April next year, pregnant women and new mums across the whole of England are able to access specialist care and support.
‘Disrupts life’


Mental health problems can affect the whole family, not just mums

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