Preventing mental health problems in new dads

The 1 in 10 Men project is developing a Fatherhood Living Knowledge Bank that, supported by artificial intelligence, will ensure a continual flow of emerging evidence from around the world to inform best practice supports for men in the pre-fatherhood years, as well as antenatal and perinatal periods. 

The project is further establishing a Fatherhood Lifecourse Research Alliance. This Alliance will employ innovative multi-cohort data-analytic techniques and draw on the world’s most advanced longitudinal studies of mental health & wellbeing. Researchers will investigate adolescent and young adult determinants of fathers’ mental health during early parenting to guide key preventative interventions. Using causal modelling techniques that emulate interventions, we will quantifythe potential for successful interventions to reduce rates of paternal depression and anxiety and associated symptoms in men such as anger and substance use. 

These world class assets will culminate in the creation of ‘Living’ Guidelines for Paternal Preconception Mental Health Care that will ensure that practitioners are only working with the most up-to-date evidence base and best practice guidance. 

Continuum of Care

  • Prevention
  • Treatment
  • Continuing Care
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  • Pregnancy
  • Infancy
  • Toddlerhood
  • Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Young Adulthood
  • Middle Adulthood
  • Late Adulthood
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