VIRTUAL HSCP - An Introduction to the Importance of Engaging with Fathers and the Impact of Paternal Mental Health on Children and Families

Date & Time:

Wednesday 7 July 2021 (12:00 - 13:00)

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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams


Learning Outcomes:

  • Appreciate the role of fathers in the context of today’s society
  • Consider how services can engage with fathers
  • Create awareness of the importance of good paternal mental health and impact on families
  • Have an awareness of contemporary policy and research related to paternal mental health, appreciating how it applies to practice at a local level
  • Appreciate the effects and impact of paternal mental illness on the father, partner, from pregnancy across the child’s life course, including the father-infant and wider family relationships
  • Understand some of the challenges and risks in identifying and supporting families affected by paternal mental health problems, including stigma, drugs and alcohol, cultural considerations, domestic violence and abuse and safeguarding concerns
  • Be clear about your responsibilities in relation to paternal mental health, including the need for timely referral, appreciating how your role fits with others along the care pathway
  • Feel confident to engage with fathers to support their mental wellbeing and develop father inclusive services


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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams