Perinatal Mental Health Community Service (PMHCS) East Kent

The Perinatal Mental Health Community Service specialises in the assessment, diagnosis and short-term care and treatment of women 18 and above who are affected by a moderate to severe perinatal mental health illness in the preconception, antenatal and postnatal period.

You can find out more about the service here


Any health and social care professional can discuss a referral beforehand with the duty clinician. To do this please call PMHCS on 01622 722321 to request contact with the duty clinician at their earliest convenience. GPs can also directly liaise with a PMHCS consultant on prescribing issues via the duty clinician.

PMHCS accept direct referrals from  health and social care professionals. Alternatively women or their families can self-refer to the PMHCS.

If you would like to discuss the appropriateness of a potential referral please contact the PMHCS in your area.

You can download the referral form on this page

Meet the manager

Your feedback is important to the team so that we can continue to improve our services.

You can feedback directly to Clare Collins, Operational team lead, to share your experiences and let her know how they are doing as a care group.

To arrange a meeting please email