Fathers Reaching Out - Why Dads Matter by Mark Williams of Fathers Reaching Out brings together ten years of findings on the importance of fathers’ mental health in the perinatal period.
It makes 25 recommendations around: mental health; preparing for and adjusting to fatherhood; and accessing support.
Forum CEO Martin Tod said:
Mark Williams has been an incredible advocate for fathers' mental health - and it's great to see his 10 years of research, commitment and expertise captured in this new guide. It's a vital area and one we highlighted as a top priority to the team leading development of the NHS Long Term Plan. The challenge for us all now is to make sure that the promises and plans that we're starting to see are turned into action.
- Published September 2020 - download the full report below…