Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service (CWP local team)

One in five women experience mental health problems during pregnancy or in the first year after birth.

Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service provides important mental health assessment and support for local women experiencing moderate to severe mental health issues during this time.

Our specialist teams also provide consultation and advice to fellow professionals providing perinatal care. 

Our friendly teams include psychiatrists, psychologists, mental health nurses and occupational therapists.

These experienced, multidisciplinary teams help women and families by providing:

  • Preconception advice
  • Specialist Mental Health Assessment
  • Review by specialist consultant psychiatrist
  • Therapy sessions
  • Case management for complex cases
  • Liaison and joint work with other services and agencies
  • Advice for referrers and clients
  • Specialist training in perinatal mental health

Please speak to your local healthcare professional if you wish to receive support from Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service.

The service accepts referrals from health and social care professionals across Cheshire and Merseyside - including mental health professionals, midwives, obstetricians and GPs.

We are also happy to offer telephone advice to professionals if they have concerns about an individual’s mental health.

The team look at each case individually to ensure the most appropriate care is delivered to address specific needs.

Patient confidentiality is very important to us. We do not expect to receive referrals without consent from the individual wherever they have the capacity provide this.

For more information please follow the team on Twitter @cmperinatal


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CWP Cheshire and Mersey Specialist Perinatal Service
Third Floor
Cherrybank Resource Centre
85 Wellington Road
Ellesmere Port
CH65 0BY

Telephone number

0151 488 8434

Opening Times

9am - 5pm Monday - Friday (excluding Bank Holidays)

Out of Hours

For out of hours support please call NHS 111, contact your local GP or access the mental health Out of Hours service at your local Emergency Department.

How to find us

Cherrybank Resource Centre

We provide a number of services within this location.

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