Recent research shows that fathers are now as important to the mental health of babies as mothers. For example, the prevalence of depression and anxiety in fathers during the postnatal period is, whilst lower than mothers, still significant and children of fathers experiencing these problems face an increased risk of adverse emotional and behavioural outcomes, independent of maternal mental health. Perhaps, most importantly, fathers can protect children from the consequences of maternal mental health problems.
This one-day conference will provide an opportunity to both listen to and observe practitioners working with fathers experiencing a range of difficulties, with the aim of promoting the mental health of the baby.
Benefits of Attending:
- Learn about the importance of fathers for infant mental health
- Hear about some of the key group-based and individual methods of working with fathers in the perinatal period
- Watch videos of practitioners working with fathers and be inspired by examples of best practice
- Learn how to promote the father-infant interaction using video feedback
- Learn how to overcome the barriers that prevent fathers from taking part in interventions during this important time
- Meet other professionals from NHS, local authorities, voluntary and community services, working with fathers during the postnatal period
- Gain the maximum number of 6 CPD points