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FOI 2024 024 - Postnatal Depression


Information Requested:

1. How many Women were referred for treatment because of potentially suffering from postnatal depression (PND) since 2016 ?  

2. How many Women were diagnosed with postnatal depression (PND) since 2016 ?  

3. How many Women that have been diagnosed with postnatal depression (PND) since 2016 were from a BAME background since 2016 ? 

4. How many mental health specialists are there who treat people suffering from postnatal depression (PND) in the trust? 

5. How many Women diagnosed or referred for treatment of postnatal depression were classed as from socially deprived areas.


Information provided for the answer:

Thank you for your request dated 30th January 2024. 

Public Health Wales does not hold this information.  

Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. Therefore, do not have access to this information. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.  I have provided contact details for each Health Board below, you would need to contact them individually for the information they hold. 

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board 

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board  

Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board 

Swansea Bay University Health Board 

Hywel Dda University Health Board 

Powys Teaching Health Board 

I am very sorry we are unable to help on this occasion. 


If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of the decision, you should write to the Corporate Complaints Manager, Public Health Wales NHS Trust, 3, Number 2, Capital Quarter, Tyndall Street, Cardiff, CF10 4BZ.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint or review, you may apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure provided by the Trust. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

Information Commissioner for Wales
2nd Floor
Churchill House
Churchill Way
CF10 2HH

Telephone: 029 2067 8400