International Fathers’ Mental Health Day – Monday 17th June 2019

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day – Monday 17th June 2019 This year sees the 4th celebration of International Fathers’ Mental Health Day. The idea was originated by Mark Williams and co-founded by Dr Daniel Singley (USA) in 2017, and has seen the interest expand exponentially across the globe. Why is this Day important and why […]

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I have the privilege of working with Dr Lisa Segre and Dr Mike O’Hara, as one of the certified investigators into the research on Listening Visits and am now on their database. I had to complete the CITI course in the Protection of Human Research Subjects. Shortly I will be taking an active part in […]

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MARCH 2019 – 4th National Journal of Health Visiting Conference

In late March I was honoured and delighted to be asked to judge the entries to the award-winning categories for the Journal of Health Visiting. I was asked to present the prize for the Health Visiting Student of the Year. Winner: Laura Stirrup, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Sponsored by Children & Young People Now […]

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MARCH 2019

TRAINING IN FLINTSHIRE Mark and I were invited to train health professionals in Flintshire in Paternal Mental Health. It was a lovely 2-day experience with great, interested and engaged participants. We both enjoyed the time and had very positive feedback from everyone. We are sure that North Wales will benefit from their expertise and knowledge


MEETING WITH THE WELSH HEALTH MINISTER VAUGHAN GETHING At the beginning of the month I, Mark Williams & Julian Bose (Founder of DadPad) met with the Welsh Health Minister in the Welsh Government, Cardiff, to discuss paternal perinatal mental health. Mark and Julian spoke about the impact of the father’s mental health on the mother […]

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MAN UP OR MAN DOWN This month saw the completion of the eLearning in Paternal Mental Health called MAN UP OR MAN DOWN!!! It has taken almost 3 years to complete and is now available at for the special price of £30! It is designed for the health practitioner to understand how anxiety and […]

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