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Self-care for Dads

When my daughter was eight months old she had a severe allergic reaction; it was a scary experience. She was fine after we rushed her to A&E, but I wasn’t prepared for was what was going to happen to me in the days and weeks after.

Fathers’ Mental Health

Dr Andy Mayers is a perinatal mental health expert, campaigner and educator. In this piece he explains why although it’s great that NHS England announced they will screen fathers for their mental health in late 2018, it’s perhaps premature to get too excited.

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