The Priory

The Priory

The Priory has specialist professionals who offer a service for new mothers suffering from mental health problems and who require professional support and guidance.

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Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression (PND) affects around 10% of mothers. This is much more serious than the period post birth known as ‘baby blues’ which usually lasts between one to three days. PND can develop slowly and may not be noticeable until several weeks after the baby’s birth, or may continue on from the baby blues period.

Sadly, many mothers experience severe depression without recognising it as a treatable illness. This can result in the mother suffering needless distress which may also affect her family and friends and relationship with her baby. If a mother can recognise her condition, then she can seek medical help at an earlier stage of the illness.

How the Priory can help

The Priory has specialist professionals who offer a service for new mothers suffering from mental health problems and who require professional support and guidance. We aim to foster development of the relationship between you and your and child and to promote understanding of the illness through parenting skills education and therapy. Where possible we will involve family members in the treatment programme.

Our multi-disciplinary team provide the highest standards of care, understanding and service for everyone and our service brings hope and confidence, allowing our patients to take control of their lives within a safe and secure environment.


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