Perinatal Mental Health Clinic
Mental health problems can occur during pregnancy and after
childbirth. One in ten women have symptoms ranging from mild to
severe illness, or an exacerbation of an existing mental health
The perinatal mental health clinic started in November 2012. The
clinic is run by a cohesive and highly motivated team comprising a
Consultant Psychiatrist, a Consultant Obstetrician and the
Manchester Specialist Midwifery Services in Perinatal mental
health, drugs and alcohol.
We have developed a traffic light system by which patients are
divided into high risk (red), intermediate risk (amber) or low risk
Women with a history of severe mental health problems are at
high risk of relapse in the perinatal period, therefore they
require careful management throughout pregnancy and during the
postnatal period. This can minimise or prevent recurrence or
worsening of the mental health illness which will reduce the impact
of this on the woman and her family.
In our clinic we see patients in the high risk category, these
include patients with bipolar, schizophrenia and severe
Patients have a robust care plan which is tailored to their
Clinic is held in the Antenatal Department, Ground Floor, Saint
Mary's Hospital fornightly on Wednesday afternoon.
Our staff include:
Dr Angelika Wieck, Consultant Psychiatrist.
Mental Health, Drug and Alcohol Specialist Midwife.
Conditions dealt with:
- Severe depression.
- Severe anxiety.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- Suicide attempt.
- Family history of severe mental illness.
What is offered to patients?
The service provides comprehensive advice, psychiatric and
psychological assessment, medication advice while pregnant and when
Where required patients are referred or sign posted to other
agencies that offer help and support, such as housing, counselling
services or support groups. We also highlight and act on any
How do I access the service?
Patients are referred to our service at booking by their
Dr Wieck's secretary (0161) 291
6930 or (0161) 291 6930
Consultant Obstetrician's secretary (0161) 701
7158 or (0161) 701
Specialist midwives (0161) 701 3522
Saint Mary's Annual Awards - Team of the Year 2013.
Useful website/Information links:
Royal College of Psychiatrists
National Phobics/Self-Help Services (Zion Community
SARC (Sexual Assault
Referral Centre) Domestic Abuse