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Mental health services expanded

Mental health services for new and expectant mums in the East Riding will be expanded using part of an NHS cash injection worth hundreds of thousands of pounds. Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust will strengthen its specialist community perinatal mental health services to include a small amount of social work, occupational therapy and more medical input, as well as nursery nurses, to ensure more practical help is given to women with complex and severe mental health problems – including anxiety and depression – and their families. 

Trust Chief Executive Michele Moran told us: “This is fantastic news for new and expectant mothers throughout Yorkshire and Humber, one in five of whom will experience a mental health problem during their pregnancy and in the first year of birth.”