Perinatal Infant Mental Health

Regional Aim: Improve perinatal mental health by ensuring that 90% of women are assessed with an appropriate referral onto an evidence-based intervention in pregnancy by 2020 and 100% by 2025.


All maternity staff should have an initial one-day face-to-face training in PNIMH, followed by a yearly one hour face-to-face update.

Institute of Health Visiting accredited training is recommended for all staff working with pregnant women.

Access to train the trainer courses can be found in the link below.

Please contact your local trainer for next local training dates.

County Durham and Darlington FT

Caren Shepherd (HV) [email protected]
Andrea Bracewell (MW) [email protected]
Claire Smith (MW) [email protected]

Darlington Community Workers

Caren Shepherd (HV) [email protected]

Durham Community Workers

Andrea Bracewell (MW) [email protected]
Claire Smith (MW) [email protected]

South Tees FT and North Yorkshire Community Workers

Louise Hand (MW) [email protected]
Joanne Ramsay (MW) [email protected]

Middlesbrough Health Visitors

Ann Craddock (HV) [email protected]
Ann Jeffcock (HV) [email protected]

North Tees and Hartlepool FT

Carole Snaith (MW) [email protected]

Stockton Community Workers

Adele Jaab [email protected]

Hartlepool Community Workers

Kay Piper (HV) [email protected]

Newcastle FT and Community Workers

Kate McBride (HV) [email protected]
Heather Dryden (HV) [email protected]
Sophie Coward (MW) [email protected]
Abigail Spencer (MW) [email protected]

South Tyneside and Sunderland FT and Community Workers

Janice Blakey (MW) [email protected]
Clare Adams-Graham (MW) [email protected]
Helen Lilley [email protected]


Rachel Rispin (HV) [email protected]
Tanya Mason (MW Matron) [email protected]

Useful links

Useful information to inform professional practice.

Useful website to share with women of childbearing age/planning pregnancy/pregnant.

Poster targeting women of childbearing age.

Useful documents

Promote the Five Ways to Wellbeing (connect, be active, take notice, keep learning and give) and use of the wellbeing plan in the antenatal period (also available in the child health book) can be downloaded here.

The Regional Pathway can be downloaded here.