Mental Health Services: Fathers

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 24th June 2021.

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Photo of Cherilyn Mackrory Cherilyn Mackrory Conservative, Truro and Falmouth

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that fathers and partners can access psychological therapy through the NHS in the event that they are identified as needing help by a Maternal Mental Health Hub.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We are expanding access to psychological therapies within specialist perinatal mental health services so that they include couple, co-parenting and family interventions. Partners of women accessing specialist perinatal mental health will also be offered evidence-based assessments for their mental health and signposting to support as required.

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