Perinatal mental illness affects up to 20% of women, 11,000 every year in Scotland, and covers a wide range of conditions such as postpartum psychosis and postnatal depression.

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board was established in April 2019 to implement the commitments to improve perinatal and infant mental health set out in the 2018/19 Programme for Government and the Better Mental Health in Scotland

Read the First Minister’s commitment to invest £50 million to perinatal and infant mental health over the next four years.

Background

The Perinatal and Infant Mental Health Programme Board – chaired by Hugh Masters – will oversee and manage the £50 million investment.

The Perinatal Mental Health Managed Clinical Network is a Scotland-wide network of specialist clinicians focused on improving perinatal mental health.

The needs assessment report is available here