Who is

Menucha for


Menucha works with Orthodox Jewish mothers presenting with mild to moderate Perinatal Mood Disorders (PMDs) from the beginning of pregnancy to 18 months post-partum in the London borough of Barnet.

Menucha supports these women by helping them access appropriate services, providing support and physical care to both them and their family.


To find out more about PMDs including what a PMD is click here.

What can you

expect from Menucha


What are the Menucha Services




  • Menucha provides Perinatal Mental Health Awareness to community leaders and birth workers.

  • Weekly adverts in local papers. PMDs information packs distributed to pregnant women, husbands, families and healthcare professionals.

  • Cultural training to healthcare professionals, psychiatric and psychological parties working with the Orthodox Jewish Community.

  • Menucha also provides information and awareness to friends and family regarding what they can do to help recovery of a loved one.


At Menucha we aim to assess women and create a treatment plan within 72 hours of initial contact.

The Menucha



Menucha runs a strictly confidential helpline, after calling in, women answer some basic questions which helps us work out the best support for them. Menucha works alongside the Barnet Perinatal Services and can facilitate referrals for women choosing to go through the NHS. Women presenting severe symptoms or psychosis will be referred to the specialist team with Menucha playing a tracking and advocating role. If women choose to go through the Menucha route, they will be assessed and assigned to one of our specialised therapists in the therapeutic modality that best serves their symptoms. Women going through both routes 
will be assigned a coordinator who will track and advocate for their care and set up any necessary physical support through our affiliate organisations. 

The Menucha Helpline runs 
Monday - Friday 9.30am - 11.30am
Monday - Thursday 8pm - 10pm

The number to call is 0300 222 5764

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