5 December 2018
The Fatherhood Institute has welcomed a 'landmark' move by NHS England to offer mental health checks to fathers whose partner's mental health is poor. Adrienne Burgess, joint CEO of the Fatherhood Institute, said:  “This policy announcement marks the first time the NHS has formally acknowledged fathers’ powerful impact on mother and infant, and we look forward to the benefits this ‘whole family’ approach will bring. As identified in our important research review Who’s the Bloke in the Room, the new mother’s most important support person is her partner who, in 95% of cases, is the biological father of her child.” The support for fathers/mothers’ partners may include “peer-support, behavioural couples therapy sessions and other family and parenting interventions in specialist community perinatal mental health settings”.  Read the full story »
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5 December 2018
Adrienne Burgess writes: NHS ENGLAND announced via a press release (2 December 2018) that when an expectant/new mother’s mental health has been identified as poor, a mental health assessment and relevant referrals are to be offered to her partner.  
News, Policy »
12 September 2018
The Government’s proposed First 1000 Days strategy should include, as a priority, the provision of detailed guidance to ensure that pre-conception, maternity and post-natal services reach out to, engage with and support expectant and new fathers. 
FI research »
10 September 2018
Messages from Research – updated August 2010 1. The father’s role in mothers’ depression The evidence that impaired postnatal maternal mental health has adverse effects on the infant socially, emotionally, behaviourally and cognitively is extensive (e.g. 
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1 July 2018
The Fatherhood Institute (www.fatherhoodinstitute.org) is the world’s leading independent ‘think tank’ on fatherhood. We support both mothers and fathers as earners and carers. 
Blog, Policy, Practice »
27 June 2018
This article was originally published by Apolitical, and can be found here. Christian, a preschool teacher in Tromsø, Norway, has worked in early childhood education for a decade. 
Blog, FI research »
12 June 2018
Jeremy Davies writes (this blog first appeared on Huffington Post UK): OK, we get it. Maternity services: the clue’s in the name. 
Blog, Policy »
26 February 2018
This blog was published by CLOSER (Cohort & Longitudinal Studies Enhancement Resources), which is located at the UCL Institute of Education and brings together eight leading studies, the British Library and the UK Data Service. 
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4 July 2017
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999.