New NHS plans to offer mothers and fathers mental health support for two years after child’s birth.

New mothers and fathers will be offered mental health support for two years after the birth of their child, under Theresa May’s plan for the NHS.

The Government is to announce that it will double the one-year period during which women currently have access to psychiatric assessments and care after birth.

Their partners will now also be offered mental health services, as part of plans to address post-natal depression among parents.

The announcement comes as part of a new NHS strategy that makes use of a £20.5 billion a year funding boost agreed by Mrs May.

Full Story: The Inderpendent, 6th January 2019