NHS launches mental health hubs for mothers

New, expectant and bereaved

John Brazier
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New NHS hubs to bring together maternity services, reproductive health and psychological therapy

The 26 new hubs will support new, expecting and bereaved mothers, offering care and treatment for a range of mental health issues from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after giving birth to others with a severe fear of childbirth. As well as offering psychological therapies for new and expectant mothers, the clinics will also provide training for maternity staff and midwives. Ten hub sites are expected to be operation within months, according to the NHS, with the remainder opening by April 2022. Around 6,000 women are expected to receive care as part of the pilots by the end of 2...

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