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Silver Birch Hubs – Cheshire and Merseyside Maternal Mental Health Service

Silver Birch Hubs - Cheshire and Merseyside Maternal Mental Health Service

Cheshire and Merseyside Maternal Mental Health Service are a free NHS support service working with women, birthing people, and families to offer psychological and emotional support. Our service has therapists, psychologists, assistant psychologists,
specialist midwives and peer support workers.


Our role is to identify distress that has come from your maternity, neonatal or reproductive journey. We work to support trauma, loss and fear around pregnancy and the maternity setting.

We work in partnership with your midwife, health visitor, GP and anyone else involved in your care. It would be typical for us to share essential information with those partners about your care. We will always discuss this with you in your appointments before sharing any information about you.

 

The service offers psychological therapy and support for areas such as:


• Birth trauma
• Extreme fear of childbirth
• Miscarriage and stillbirth
• Loss in neonatal setting or neonatal period
• Loss of a baby to social care in the maternity setting following birth.


We can offer a choice of interventions for these difficulties, and we work really closely with other services to make sure you can receive the right care, in the right place, at the right time.

Our dedicated specialist perinatal midwives work to support the reduction of distress and to improve your wellbeing in pregnancy.

 

There is a ‘no wrong door’ approach when people are referred to us and we work with other professionals to provide high-quality personalised care. The service takes a multi-agency approach to support women and birthing partners, with professionals from mental health and midwifery working in collaboration to provide a holistic offer to service users. We hold virtual multi-disciplinary meetings should you wish to discuss a referral with us in more detail.

Visit the MMHS website to download the Referral Form

You can be referred to our service by any healthcare professional such as midwives, health visitors, GPs, social workers, therapists or counsellors.

 

Who is this aimed at?

This service is available to women and birthing people who live on the Wirral and beyond and who have experienced distress, loss or trauma during pregnancy and birth. It doesn’t matter how long ago you experienced this distress, loss or trauma – you can still access our service.

 

When

Monday to Friday

 

Opening hours

9am to 5pm

 

Where

Many of our appointments will be virtual, using video technology, or we might call you on the phone. We will also work to offer face-to-face appointments where this feels safe and appropriate. If you feel worried about any of this then you can talk to us.

 

Cost

Free

 

How to get involved

Please get in touch with us by emailing mcn-tr.mmhs@nhs.net or phoning us on 0151 431 5163

 

Contact details

Phone: 0151 431 5163

Email: mcn-tr.mmhs@nhs.net

 

For further information

For more information about Cheshire and Merseyside Maternal Mental Health Service search Cheshire and Merseyside Maternal Mental Health Service in this directory.

 

Visit the Maternal Mental Health Service website

 

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