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Fathers often feel ignored by healthcare professionals, family members and friends during the pregnancy and postnatal period as the focus is on the mother and the baby.   

It is important to acknowledge the needs of the partners as 10% of fathers will suffer from postnatal depression and be able to support where there are concerns.

  • Why do you think it is hard for fathers to discuss their concerns about their mental health? 
  • In your role can you consider how you can support fathers better?

What can you do to help?