TULIP/Maternal Mental Health Service
What we do
Our team provides psychological support for people who are experiencing low to moderate mental health conditions brought on by a loss or trauma in the perinatal period and those experiencing tokophobia (fear of labour) in pregnancy.
We are here to support you if you are living with unpleasant feelings and memories that are impacting your daily life. The Maternal Mental Health Service offers treatment and specialist advice for people who experience current psychological distress in relation to one or more of the following issues:
- Birth trauma
- Neonatal Death
- Medical Termination
- Removal of baby from parents’ care within the first year of life, with no plans for reconciliation and the parent is not currently pregnant
- Fear of childbirth
- Experience of feeling marginalised as part of their perinatal experience. This may include difficult and complex journeys to becoming pregnant, those from LGBTQ+ communities and assisted pregnancy
How to refer
We know it feels daunting reaching out for help. If you feel scared to do it alone, ask a friend or family member to help you take the first step. Speak to your Midwife, Consultant, GP or Health Visitor at the soonest opportunity if you are concerned about your mental wellbeing.
Call us on 0300 300 1586.
What happens next?
A member of the Tulip team will call you to carry out a preliminary assessment to ensure we have all the necessary information and that we are the best service for your needs.
What we offer
Tulip provides patient centred care and offers a range of services that support the varying needs of the women and birthing people referred to us. After your assessment appointment, you will be offered with individual or group psychotherapy to meet your needs.
Peer support is also available.
How to contact us
Opening times: Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tel. 0300 300 1586
Principal Psychologist and Service Lead: Gemma Lutwyche
What our patients say
“I found the therapy very effective; it has helped me a lot. I was surprised that a high-quality service was available to me, I was so grateful for this. I was so happy that I was given a time and how many sessions I would get, this made me feel safe.”
“The service was the best thing that happened to me. It is amazing and now I can go on with my life as I used to.”
“The counsellor was patient and understanding, it was perfect.”