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Mental health support for new dads

Being a new dad is wonderful, but it can be overwhelming too. Having a baby is a huge life change and can trigger all kinds of emotions, from joy and love to guilt and fear. You may feel under pressure to put your partner and the wee one first and bottle up your own emotions. You may be feeling completely left out while your partner and baby bond. And you’ll almost definitely be feeling very tired. Here are some tips to help.

Tips for new dads

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The Mental Health Foundation has produced a helpful guide for new dads with lots of advice and information on how to look after yourself, support your partner and look after your relationship and get to know your baby. It also has advice on juggling work and home life and getting support if you’re struggling. You can download the guide here.

You can also find lots of tips and advice on the Tiny Happy People website.

Last updated: 2 May, 2023