It's not just new mothers who suffer with mental health issues after the birth of a newborn.
More than one in three new fathers are concerned about their mental health, according to new research from NCT released to coincide with Fathers Day. Caring for a baby can be challenging and it is now increasingly recognised that postnatal depression and other perinatal mental health issues can be experienced by men as well as women. The increased pressures of fatherhood, more financial responsibility, changes in relationships and lifestyle, combined with a lack of sleep and an increased workload at home, may all affect a new dads mental wellbeing.
Mark Williams, who suffered from perinatal mental health issues, joined us this morning alongside his wife Michelle to talk about his experiences.