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Fathers with perinatal mental health problems are up to 47% more likely the risk to be rated
as a suicide risk than at any other time in their lives (Quevedo et al, 2010)
Over 39% of new fathers wanted support for their mental health (Mental Health Foundation,
62% of dads felt that their mental health difficulties got in the way of their forming a good
connection with their children (Fathers Network Scotland, 2019)
Fathers with good mental health help mitigate the impact of maternal mental illness, acting as
a protective factor for the children’s mental health (Khan, 2017)