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 for yourself.
You may also have a mental health problem yourself and need information and support.
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
Dads Matter UK
Information and support for dads with mental health problems
Animated film - experience of a partner of a woman with postnatal mental illness
Action on Postpartum Psychosis
Information and support for partners of women with Postpartum Psychosis