Becoming a father can be the happiest time in a man’s life, but for some it can bring unexpected feelings of anxiety, stress and guilt. Until recently, mental health concerns for new dads were little understood and, often, went unaired. But some men, who have experienced postnatal depression, hope that telling their story will encourage others to open up.
The SMSA has been contacted by BBC Scotland Broadcast Journalist Steven McCaul who is working on a news story looking at mental health support for new fathers in Scotland.
Steve is looking to interview Scottish fathers who have experienced postnatal depression. Is there anyone within our Scottish Men’s Shed community who would be happy to speak to him?
Filming will begin at the start of February. If you are interested in being involved, please get in touch with Steven on 07912 184206 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange to be interviewed.
Steve is happy for his details to be shared widely to reach Scottish fathers.