Neonatal Standards

Perinatal Service Provision: The role of Perinatal Clinical Psychology (BPS)

Perinatal psychology provision in specialist perinatal community mental health services (BPS)


About Perinatal Psychology

Clinical Psychologists, with specialist expertise in neonatology, are key providers of evidence-based psychological assessment and interventions for parents, infants and staff on neonatal units. They work as part of an MDT, provide consultation to medical teams on complex cases and supervise other professionals delivering psychological interventions for parents and providing staff support. They can provide assessment and intervention in three important areas within neonatal units:

  1. Parental and family mental health
  2. Infant Mental Health
  3. Staff Support and Training

Find out more about perinatal psychology


Professional Groups

The British Psychological Society have a faculty for Children, Young People and their Families and a Perinatal Psychology special interest group:

Faculty of Perinatal Psychology (BPS)


British Association of Perinatal Medicine (BAPM) is registered in England & Wales under charity number 285357 at 5-11 Theobalds Road, London, WC1X 8SH.
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