Partners

It can be stressful being the partner of a women with a mental health problem before, during or after birth. It's important that you have information about your partner's mental illness so that you can understand it and know how to help. It's also important that you have help and support fro yourself.

You may also have a mental health problem yourself and need information and support.  1 in 10 dads have postnatal depression.

Click on the links below to find out about help and support available for you:

The Royal College of Psychiatrists

Information leaflets for carers of women with Postnatal Depression, Postpartum Psychosis and Perinatal OCD which I have co-authored

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Dads Matter UK

  • Information and support for dads with mental health problems

  • Dads stories

Tommy's Charity

Information about Postnatal Depression in Dads

Mosaic Films

Animated film  - experience of a partner of a woman with postnatal mental illness

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Action on Postpartum Psychosis

 

  Information and support for partners of women with Postpartum Psychosis

National Childbirth Trust

Information about Postnatal Depression in Dads

Fatherhood institute

Information about many aspects of being a father