Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (which is responsible for funding and developing local NHS services) is working with Healthwatch Portsmouth to see if services in Portsmouth are meeting the mental health needs of new mums and mums to be and how they could be made better.

Studies show that between 10% and 20% of mothers experience mental health problems in the period between conception and the baby’s first birthday.

The NHS in Portsmouth wants to know if local services are meeting these needs and helping new mums. It has developed a questionnaire to find out what mums’ experiences were.

If you are a recent new parent and have used mental health services in the Portsmouth are please complete a short anonymous questionnaire to tell the NHS about your experiences – click on https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/SYCZSFV 

The survey will run until the end of August 2018 and the results will help to make mental health services better for new mums across the city.