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 […]
APRIL 2019 – INTERNATIONAL MARCÉ SOCIETY FOR PERINATAL MENTAL HEALTH and UNITED KINGDOM AND IRELAND MARCÉ SOCIETY
As I remain a member of both Boards, I am invited to the meetings and take an active role in furthering the aims and objectives of the Society both nationally and internationally. It is a wonderfully friendly Society for research and development into PMH and provides the opportunity to meet researchers and clinicians from across […]
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 […]
I finally managed to send off the manuscript to Routledge! It has taken a year to complete the book Man Up Man Down; Father’s Perinatal Mental Health, hence I seem to have been overly preoccupied writing it! With help from Mark Williams we have compiled, what we believe is a comprehensive look at fathers’ experiences […]
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 […]
Another excellent 2-day training session on awareness in perinatal mental health with Mark was held in Swansea. Great participants and great feedback.
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
Just some of the journal issues to which I have contributed over the past year. I have just finished writing a ‘Last Word’ article for the 2019 June edition.
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 […]
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 www.pmhtraining.co.uk for the special price of £30! It is designed for the health practitioner to understand how anxiety and […]