Dads/partners play a vital role in the support and wellbeing of welcoming a new baby. Sometimes you may experience a mental health problem following the birth of your baby.
Postnatal depression and anxiety is not only for women!
1 in 3 dads are worried about their mental health following the birth of their baby.
Men are much less likely to identify that they may be experiencing a mental health issue and even less likely to get help and support. Your GP and baby’s health Visitor will be able to support you through any mental health changes you are experiencing, but we have added some links below that may help you:
- Dads Matter Dads Mental Health - Overview (dadsmatteruk.org)
- Why dads' mental health matters | About DadPad | Support for new dads (thedadpad.co.uk)
- MANUP? | MEN'S MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY
Self-referral to Talking Therapies
Often talking to trained professionals can really benefit our mental health and wellbeing, accessing these therapies is simple easy and free to do. Use the links below for the provider in your local area:
- Kent Area:
- Bexley Area:
- Essex area:
If you don't feel you can keep yourself safe right now, seek immediate help:
- Go to any Accident & Emergency (A&E) department or call Tambootie Ward on 0132 242 8280
- Call 999 and ask for an ambulance to take you to A&E or Tambootie Ward
- Ask someone else to call 999 for you or take you to A&E or Tambootie Ward
If you’re in crisis but can keep yourself safe
- If you live in Kent and Medway call the single point of crisis access on 03002220123
- If you live in Bexley call the single point of crisis access on 02088368622
- If you live in Essex call the single point of crisis access 0330 726 1800