Dads and co-parents need to look after themselves and their feelings as well as mums.
Becoming a new parent can be a challenging time. It can affect the way you feel; sometimes you may feel pure joy and happiness and sometimes you may feel sad, angry, frustrated, or nervous.
Dads get sad too
Watch this video about new dads and mental health
Kieran Anders, Operations Manager at Dad Matters shares his top tips to help you understand what your baby’s behaviour means and how you can look after yourself and those around you.
Dads and co-parents struggle with many of the same feelings that mums do such as:
If you struggle with your feelings for more than a couple of weeks help is available. Speak to your GP, midwife, or health visitor.
You may like to link up with other dads for support or seek help and advice online.
Online help and guidance for dads: