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Local mental health and wellbeing service receives funding for innovative eHealth project

30 October 2015

The team behind West Middlesex University Hospital’s Perinatal Mental Health service has successfully secured £17,000 to launch their own eHealth project.

The team behind West Middlesex University Hospital’s Perinatal Mental Health service has successfully secured £17,000 to launch their own eHealth project. The project aims to support women experiencing mental health issues immediately before and after giving birth, as well as the health professionals working in this area of care.

The funding has been awarded by the National Institute for Health Research: Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care for Northwest London (CLAHRC NWL). The Perinatal Mental Health project was chosen as a worthy recipient; one which could encourage, support and promote innovation across North West London.

Louise Page, Consultant Obstetrician at West Middlesex University Hospital and project lead explains how they plan to use the extra money: “We want to develop and expand our existing maternity website to provide even more information for women on the services we offer. This will also include a more extensive list of local contacts who can provide further help and support to the women who need it.”

The extra funding will also enable the Perinatal Mental Health team to share best practice by producing a wide range of electronic learning materials for fellow health professional across North West London.

The eHealth project is due to be completed by March 2016.