[PDF] Regional perinatal mental health care pathway: December 2012. Revised July 2017

Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland
Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland
Publication date:
01 July 2017


This updated Pathway will provide guidance to all health and social care professionals who come into contact with women in the antenatal and postnatal period across all settings inclusive of primary care. In the interests of effective information sharing and communication, it is important that all referrals and communication between HSC professionals are timely to ensure a coordinated and consistent approach to the care of individual women and their children. All Professionals should follow their local HSCT operational guidance and their local PNMHP.

It aims to support the provision of an effective multidisciplinary/agency service for the prediction, detection and treatment of maternal mental ill health through the antenatal and postnatal periods for all women in Northern Ireland (NI).