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Here are some resources you may find helpful as a new parent.

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There are lots of useful websites out there with advice, guidance and resources to help you.

PANDAS Dads Facebook group
PANDAS Dads offers support for men experiencing postnatal mental illnesses with help from our helpline, Facebook closed chat group and local support groups.

PANDAS Dads also gives advice on how to help men with partners going through a perinatal mental health illness.

Visit: www.facebook.com/pandasdads

Birth Trauma Association
Birth Trauma Association is a charity that supports women who suffer birth trauma – a shorthand term for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after birth. They also have a section for dads/partners.

Visit: www.birthtraumaassociation.org.uk

Andrew Mayers – Fathers' mental health
Dr Andrew Mayers campaigns for better perinatal mental health support and has a particular interest in support for dads and partners of women with perinatal mental health problems.

Visit: www.andrewmayers.info/fathers-mental-health.html

Mark Williams – Fathers Reaching Out
Mark Williams is a campaigner, author and speaker who has personal experience of postnatal depression. Read his blogs around fathers' mental health.

Visit: www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk

The Dad Website
The Dad Website is a site with news, blogs and advice for dads.

Visit: www.thedadwebsite.com 

Mind – Depression as a new Dad
Read a personal story from Ross, who experienced depression shortly after the birth of his daughter Isabelle.

Visit: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/your-stories/depression-as-a-new-dad

Mind – Postnatal mental health in partners
View guidance from Mind charity around mental health problems in partners.

Visit: www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/partners

Fatherhood Institute
The Fatherhood Institute is a charity and the UK’s fatherhood think-and-do-tank. Their vision is a society that gives all children a strong and positive relationship with their father and any father-figures; supports both mothers and fathers as earners and carers; and prepares boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.

Visit: www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

Neonates dads website
Neonates dads aims to support dads whose baby has been in neonatal care and ensure they don't get forgotten about. They also have a closed Facebook group for dads who have experience neonatal care.

Visit: www.spoons.org.uk/support/neonatal-dads

Identity Dads
Identity Dads is a network for dads and men in caring family roles. They also have a closed Facebook group for dads.

Visit: www.identitydads.org

State of Mind Sport
State of Mind Sport is a charity that harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among our sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities, and ultimately to prevent suicide.

Visit: www.stateofmindsport.org


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