Perinatal mental health issues may arise in the final months of pregnancy and for up to six months after the birth.
Today it is estimated that one father in three experiences paternal depression.
In Britain the estimate by the National Childbirth Trust is that 73% of new fathers worry about their partner’s mental health while 38% worry about their own mental health.
Although most of us (men and women alike) are brought up to think of men as providers of support during the perinatal period and early parenthood, a wealth of research shows that 10% of new dads experience paternal postpartum depression (50% when mum is depressed!) and tend to need support of their own!
However, the stigma against experiencing difficulties in early parenthood is even higher for men than for women. Society views men as stoic, self-sacrificing, and above all, strong. When men feel none of those things as new fathers, they don’t want to admit it or seek help.
We are here to support and advise men though the difficult time by offering
Presently we offer one to one support at the Llandaff north hub by appointment.
Around 65,000 men suffer with paternal postpartum depression per year in UK alone - You are not alone don't suffer in silence
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