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PE2017: Extend the period that specialist perinatal mental health support is made available beyond one year

Petition Summary 

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to:

  • amend section 24 of Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 to extend maternal mental health support beyond one year,

  • introduce a family liaison function at adult mental health units across all health boards,

  • introduce specialised perinatal community teams that meet Perinatal Quality Network Standard Type 1 across all health boards, and

  • establish a Mother and Baby Unit in North East Scotland

Petitioner: Margaret Reid

Status: Under consideration

Date published: 03 April 2023

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