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Paternal Mental Health: Mark Williams and Dr Andy Mayers - Episode 29 I am a Health Visitor

Jen and Amy podcast from the CPHVA conference an interview with two of the key speakers Mark Williams and Dr Andy Mayers, both of whom have loads of insight and knowledge to share in the area of paternal mental health.

Should we be considering universal mental health screening for fathers as well as mothers? What risk factors could we be looking out for? How and when should screening or follow up enquiry take place? Why is this not covered in the perinatal mental health NICE and WHO guidance? Can we risk NOT doing this?

Dr Andy Meyers and Mark Williams are both on twitter - you can find them @DrAndyMayers and @MarkWilliamsFMH do follow them as they are always tweeting really useful resources and information relevant to health visiting.

*** International fathers' mental health day is every June, the day after fathers day ***

Resources:

Fathers Reaching Out:
http://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk

Petition for screening:
https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-screening-father-s-for-postnatal-anxiety-and-depression

Institute of Health Visiting resources on fatherhood:
https://ihv.org.uk/for-health-visitors/resources/resource-library-a-z/fathers/

Search 'howareyoudad' on Twitter to see the campaign: https://twitter.com/hashtag/howareyoudad?lang=en-gb

Jen and Amy podcast from the CPHVA conference an interview with two of the key speakers Mark Williams and Dr Andy Mayers, both of whom have loads of insight and knowledge to share in the area of paternal mental health.

Should we be considering universal mental health screening for fathers as well as mothers? What risk factors could we be looking out for? How and when should screening or follow up enquiry take place? Why is this not covered in the perinatal mental health NICE and WHO guidance? Can we risk NOT doing this?

Dr Andy Meyers and Mark Williams are both on twitter - you can find them @DrAndyMayers and @MarkWilliamsFMH do follow them as they are always tweeting really useful resources and information relevant to health visiting.

*** International fathers' mental health day is every June, the day after fathers day ***

Resources:

Fathers Reaching Out:
http://www.reachingoutpmh.co.uk

Petition for screening:
https://www.change.org/p/uk-government-screening-father-s-for-postnatal-anxiety-and-depression

Institute of Health Visiting resources on fatherhood:
https://ihv.org.uk/for-health-visitors/resources/resource-library-a-z/fathers/

Search 'howareyoudad' on Twitter to see the campaign: https://twitter.com/hashtag/howareyoudad?lang=en-gb

17 min