Mother and Baby Mental Health Unit

On World Mental Health Day the Workers Party has voiced its support for the campaign to establish a mother and baby in patient mental health unit.

England, Scotland and Wales all have dedicated in-patient services for women with serious post-partum mental health issues. In the Republic of Ireland a unit is schefuled to be operational by 2024.  

The units allow mothers to be with their babies during treatement and care.

Around 70 women a year in Northern Ireland are admitted to general hosital wards with post-partum psychosis. Postpartum psychosis is a serious mental health illness that can affect someone soon after having a baby. It affects around 1 in 500 mothers after giving birth.

World Mental Health Day link

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