Date lodged: 10 November 2017
To ask the Scottish Government what plans it has to improve the support available to treat postnatal (a) depression and (b) psychosis.
Answered by: Maureen Watt 21 November 2017
Action 16 of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-27 committed to fund the introduction of a Managed Clinical Network to improve the recognition and treatment of perinatal mental health problems. Recruitment to the network has been completed and it is now operational
The network is conducting a review of services (both statutory and voluntary), available to women who experience any perinatal mental illness, across Scotland. This will be completed within the coming year. The network will then make recommendations regarding the adequacy of provision and how any identified gaps in service provision could be filled.