I write in response to your Official Information Act request received by us 22 July 2020, requesting the following information:
Wait times for perinatal depression assessments or programmes at the DHB have increased post the coronavirus lockdown. Mothers Helpers, an organisation that works to prevent perinatal depression and anxiety, who says the number of referrals has doubled again since lockdown began. Wait times for an assessment are about a month and women have to wait three months to take part in an online programme.
Can answers to the following questions please be attributed:
Any further information or statement would be helpful.