Dad's Mental Health: Why dads need to reconnect with their mates

Part of the Kinderling Conversation for parents. Weekdays 12pm-1pm.

Wed 14 November 2018

15 mins

We no longer live in a socially connected time, at least, not the way it used to be.

Now when you have a baby the loneliness can hit you hard. Social isolation can affect both mums at home and dads at work.

Jeremy Macvean from The Movember Foundation wants dads to think about reconnecting with their mates and other dads, to help buoy their mental health at what can be a very stressful time of life.

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To find your own dad’s group check out the Dads Group Incorporated Facebook page or check out this article from Movember about supporting men as they enter into fatherhood.

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