Studies into postnatal depression in fathers suggest that around one in five men experience depression after becoming fathers.
- Are a young parent without good support networks in place
- Have experienced abuse in your childhood
- Are struggling with stressful life events, like moving house, losing your job or being bereaved
- Have poor living conditions
- Extra responsibilities around the house
- Financial pressures
- A changing relationship with your partner
- Lack of sleep
- FOR URGENT HELP CALL NHS 111 OR SAMARITANS (08457 90 90 90).
- The DadPad - an essential guide for new dads, developed with the NHS which is free for certain postcodes. It aims to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to support your and your partner through the transition to parenthood. It has been specifically adapted for your area so you can be easily signposted to local support and help.
- DadsMatterUK factsheets and leaflets
- If your partner is suffering from a more severe form of maternal mental health illness known as postpartum psychosis then please click here.
- Andrew Mayers is based in Dorset - his website includes local and national services for dads and partners as well as a blog and information on research.
- NCT (National Childbirth Trust)
Content adapted from MIND and DADSMATTERUK