Speak Up! Postpartum and Antenatal Depression and Anxiety in Dads


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Recognising, responding to and repairing postpartum and antenatal depression and anxiety in dads. Pregnancy and the first year of parenthood is an exciting time that also brings many new challenges and responsibilities. It is now recognised that around 1 in 20 men experience depression during pregnancy (antenatal) and up to 1 in 10 new dads struggle with depression following the birth of their baby (postnatal). Anxiety is just as common, and many men experience anxiety and depression at the same time (sourced from PANDA.org.au). It’s these facts that inspired my guest, Dr Matthew Roberts in his work with men experiencing perinatal and antenatal, anxiety and depression. Though initiatives such as Town hall Dads and My Doctors Handwriting, Matthew is connecting fathers, building awareness and redefining the landscape for new parents. A warning to listeners that this interview discusses mental health topics that may cause distress to some listeners, If you need support or your worried about someone you love, reach out to: IF YOU NEED TO TALK TO SOMEONE, CALL: Lifeline on 13 11 14 PANDA on 1300 726 306 MensLine Australia on 1300 789 978 Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467 Beyond Blue on 1300 22 46 36 ++++ List of references (eg book titles/websites mentioned) 1. Town Hall Dads https://townhalldads.com 2. My Doctors Handwritting https://mydoctorshandwriting.com 3. PANDA https://www.panda.org.au 4. The Dad Factor - Richard Fletcher https://www.booktopia.com.au/the-dad-factor-richard-fletcher/prod9781921462139.html?gclid=Cj0KCQiA8f_eBRDcARIsAEKwRGd7EKm0SJdfUyk6WiirkJ7noWvBcPJMzxoiLwAHlEG_L2lJCWhueacaAumiEALw_wcB 5. Dad Group Incorporated https://dadsgroup.org 6. Man- Up Documentary http://manup.org.au Daniel Stern: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Stern_(psychologist) ++++ First aired on 99.9 BayFM on 5 November 2018 Copyright PBB Media and Sean Tonnet 2018

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