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02 September 2023

Volume 31 | Issue 9

ISSN (Print): 0969-4900

ISSN (Online): 2052-4307

Perinatal mental health support in the UK

One in five women reportedly experience mental health issues during pregnancy or up to 1 year after giving birth (Royal College of Midwives (RCM), 2023a). Research in the UK shows that overall, mental health problems in the general population cost the UK economy at least £117.9 billion per year; and this figure does not include the costs associated with numerous related issues, such as alcohol or substance misuse, self-harm or suicide (McDaid and Park, 2022).

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