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 9 November 2022 (12:00 - 13:00)

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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams


This course will provide delegates attending with an overview of the increasingly recognised importance of paternal mental health. It is open to all professionals working with children and young people in Hampshire, including schools, nurseries, health colleagues and social worker/family support workers. 

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

What previous delegates have said about this course:

“I am much more aware now of how paternal mental health can be affected post birth and how much the whole dynamic of the family can be impacted by this. It has made me more aware of paternal suicide rates and how important family support really is.”

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Virtual Course, Microsoft Teams