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Fathers Reaching Out – Why Dads Matter

10 years of findings on the importance of fathers’mental health in the perinatal periodMark Williams – September 2020 INTRODUCTION | Mark WilliamsLooking after an infant is often a challenge for both parents. It is increasingly recognised that postnatal depression and other perinatal mental illnesses and disorders can be experienced by men as well as women. We now understand that becoming …

Dad’s Mental Health Report Launch

Mental health campaigner Mark Williams to publish 10-year Fathers’ Reaching Out Report on World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 On World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10th September – Mark Williams will be publishing a gathering report, setting out his findings from the past ten years on paternal mental health, thanks to sponsors DadPad. Partly influenced by UK fathers’ mental health …

“Dads to Receive Mental Health Support” NHS Announcement

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced this weekend (2nd December 2018) It will mean that partners of expectant and new mothers who are seriously unwell, are not left to suffer in silence with mental health issues but are offered a range of help …

Dad Matters goes GM-wide!

Following the success of our pilot project in Tameside, we’re thrilled to be expanding Dad Matters across the Greater Manchester Area!  We’ll now be delivering antenatal support, information and professional training across the region to promote the importance of connecting with dads through existing services.

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day – June 18th 2018

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, June 18th – ‘It’s time we looked out for dad’ June 18th is International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, raising awareness globally about the need to get better support for dads.  Around 10% of fathers can experience mental health problems in the first year following the birth of their child – often, the perception can be that postnatal …

When it comes to Baby Brain Development games, it is definitely the taking part that counts…

Why not play the ‘Chuckle Brothers Brain Game’?   You might think it’s obvious that interracting with your baby or child helps them develop their understanding and communication skills – but did you know that each individual ‘to me… to you…’ response provides a chance for a child’s brain to lay down new circuitry?    Try out our ‘Chuckle Brothers …

Come to our Consultation Meeting!

Thank you so much for showing an interest in our project, whether you want to know more about volunteering to help other dads, want to support us build our online content or are interested in helping us to create our online videos specifically for dads. As an initial step forward we have decided to arrange a meeting so we can …