We’ve been working with International Fathers Mental Health Day founders to produce a podcast ‘How are you Dad’ that explores the challenges that men face in becoming a father.
Launched this month ‘How Are You Dad?’ covers the science, evidence and research to help parents and health professionals understand the importance of fathers’ mental health.
The guys behind the How Are You Dad? podcast are Dan Rowe, a men’s mental health advocate and Mark Williams, a leading paternal mental health campaigner. Both of them have experienced ill mental health as a result of the birth of their child. They were growing more concerned about the startling mental health statistics when it comes to becoming a new dad – for example, 1 in 10 fathers suffer from postnatal depression. Through the podcast, they want to educate people who work with dads so they are better equipped to help and prevent serious mental health problems amongst new fathers. Dan continues,
There’s nothing else out there like the How Are You Dad? podcast that’s discussing this important subject. Yet there’s thousands of men out there suffering that aren’t getting the help that they need. We want this podcast to raise awareness and work towards better mental health support for new dads.
In the initial 4-part series, Dan and Mark speak to perinatal mental health experts such as a Birth Trauma specialist, a Relationship consultant, and even an Evolutionary Anthropologist!
The How Are You Dad? podcast is sponsored by HiPP Organic.
Listen to the podcast here
Looking for support to produce your podcast? Contact MIC here, let’s have a chat about your podcast ideas.