Tue 6 November 2018
Richard Fletcher is an Associate Professor at the Family Action Centre at the University of Newcastle. For years now he’s been interested in the mental health of dads, particularly new dads.
He says postnatal depression is something health professionals need to be more equipped to deal with, and he’s working out strategies to reach dads in trouble.
For more on Richard's work, check out the Family Action Centre website at the University of Newcastle.
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More from the Dad's Mental Health series
- Why we need to start talking about dad's mental health: Dr Catherine Wade
- Why are dads still struggling with postnatal depression: Associate Professor Richard Fletcher
- Why dads need to reconnect with their mates: Jeremy Macvean, The Movember Foundation
- When men struggle and women don't know what to do: Dr Elysia Thornton Benko
- The importance of good fathering role models: Dr Bruce Robinson, The Fathering Project
- Self-care for dads is not what you think: Psychologist Clive Williams
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in families: Dr Brian O'Toole
- How do we get new dads talking? Don't call it a "men's group": Grant Lyndon from Busy Dads
- How to help a dad struggling with PND: Clinical Psychologist Anthony Mackie
- Why kids and families are the real victims of PTSD
- Dads and PND: Why texting is part of the solution
- Why dads need their mates (and how we can help)
- 1 in 5 dads are anxious and depressed: How do we change that?
- The Fathering Project: "I wish someone had shown me how to be a good dad"
- Humans of New York dad's truth: "I just need a little space to be me"