Perinatal Mother Baby Unit and Outreach Service
The new eight-bed mother and baby unit (MBU) is set to open in September 2018 and will be an inpatient facility for mothers with serious mental health problems to access support and treatment whilst remaining alongside their babies.
Each unit will provide care for women experiencing severe mental health problems or who may be at high risk of becoming mentally unwell in the perinatal period, including very serious conditions such as post-partum psychosis. The units enable treatment and recovery for mothers while allowing their relationships with their babies to develop.
They are staffed by multidisciplinary teams across psychiatry, nursing and nursery care.
The unit is a huge step forward for everyone involved in perinatal mental health across Cumbria and Lancashire. The Trust is also looking for people to be involved in the planning of the new unit and has set up a closed Facebook group for people to share experiences and have discussions about the plans for the unit. If you would like to join the group, please email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.