PIP guide: Surrey post-natal father assessment

26 February 2010

This is one of a series of guides to help agencies develop father-inclusive services, produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families’ Parenting Implementation Project (PIP), which ran from early 2008 until June 2009.

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Surrey Parenting Education and Support developed a draft tool for evaluating and supporting the mental health of new fathers. The tool may be particularly useful where the fathers have partners who are experiencing post-natal depression (PND), at risk of PND or anxious. Similarly the tool may be useful where fathers themselves are experiencing anxiety or depression. The tool was developed in conjunction with the Fatherhood Institute and accompanies this background paper. The tool builds extensively on a framework of ante and post-natal interviews
developed as part of the European Early Promotion Project Primary Health Care Worker Training Manual. (Davis, H et al 2000). This tool has been adapted to be inclusive to fathers and their partners.

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Surrey’s post-natal father assessment

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