The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Network has been set up to support frontline workers to share best practice.
It was developed by the government-backed National Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service Support Service (NCSS).
Sheila Shribman, the government’s national clinical director for children, young people and maternity, said: ‘This is a good opportunity to influence antenatal and postnatal care of mothers and babies as provided for in the NICE guidelines.’
Last month interim findings from a review of child and adolescent mental health services concluded that access was patchy (NT News, 5 August, p5).
For further information visit pimh.org.uk