About this survey

This online survey asks questions about UK mental health services for families during pregnancy and in the first two years after birth (the 'perinatal period'). If you or a family member have needed support for mental health difficulties during the perinatal period over the last 5 years, or if you work with families during the perinatal period, we would like to hear from you. 

You will be asked to type your answers into boxes on the following pages. If you would prefer to complete the survey over the telephone rather than online, please email PMHFamilies@leeds.ac.uk and we will arrange a time to call you.


Please note, if you are worried about your mental health, contact your GP who can help you to access the most appropriate support.

If you are in crisis, need urgent help, or are worried that you may harm yourself, please dial 999, go to your nearest A&E or call the Samaritans on 116 123 (where you can talk to someone free of charge 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).

You can also find links to a range of sources of support and information here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/ 


Privacy notice

Completing this survey is entirely voluntary - you do not have to take part and you can choose which questions to answer.

We will use your data for the purposes of developing Best Practice Guidance for health professionals and commissioners who work with specialist perinatal mental health services. All of the information that you provide will be treated as confidential and will only be used for this purpose. Your comments will not be identified as belonging to you - anyone who takes part in the survey will be referred to using a unique anonymous project identification number. We may use your own words when sharing the findings but these will be anonymised with no identifying details provided. Please only share comments if you are willing for them to be used in this way.​


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