NIHR ARC South London maternity and perinatal mental health theme

About our maternity and perinatal mental health research

Aims of our research

The overarching aim of our research is to have a positive impact on women and families in the local community by increasing the detection, monitoring and healthcare management of women at risk of severe morbidity and mortality during the perinatal period.

In line with national priorities and the NHS NHS Long-Term Plan, we aim to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of place-based models of maternity care for women living in areas of ethnic diversity and social disadvantage
  2. Investigate the factors surrounding severe obstetric complications and near fatal perinatal self-harm among women with mental illness