Dads and partners are often overlooked when it comes to postnatal health and mental health.

Everyone has feelings of anxiety at some point in their life. For example, you may feel worried and anxious about being a parent and if you will be good enough. This is just like what mothers experience. During times like these, feeling anxious can be perfectly normal.

However, some people find it hard to control their worries. Their feelings of anxiety are more constant and this can often affect their daily life.

Depression is a serious and common condition which won’t get better by itself. If you had a broken arm or a deep cut on your foot, you wouldn’t expect that to heal without medical help. It’s the same with depression. The first point must be your doctor.

Here are some sites which may help you to understand what you are feeling and offer some support.

http://www.dadsmatteruk.org/

http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/postnatal-depression-and-perinatal-mental-health/partners/#.XKXYf-RYY2w

https://www.nct.org.uk/life-parent/dads-and-partners/postnatal-depression-dads-10-things-you-should-know

http://www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/

https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/

 

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