HOW IS DAD GOING
Emotional and mental health support for new and expecting Dads
Championed by the team at PANDA, they are truly on to a winner here with HOW IS DAD GOING, a support resource specifically for dads. We hear of many resources available for 'working mums' and 'working parents' but little do we hear of the difficulty men face in entering this new chapter, and as we continue break stereotypes and increase diversity across the globe, we still seem to carry a 'she'll be right' stigma in regards to mens health.
"Admitting that things are tough and that you need help isn’t a sign of weakness. It’s actually a sign that you are doing the right thing for yourself and your family. It’s a sign of STRENGTH."
The important thing to remember here is that talking about men's health doesn't automatically flag depression, it is much more than that. You could be the working dad who is trying to balance this new life change whilst keeping on top of your health and work load, or suddenly the sole income provider unsure about the financial implications ahead, or the stay at home dad who needs just as much support as new mums but cant find the resources, or even okay with your own work-life-balance but concerned for your partner who has taken on a great deal of change to make things work. Whatever your situation, we all universally have difficult feelings towards change, and being able to talk them over with others who have experienced the same is a win-win.
So if you are feeling tired, stressed, worried, frustrated or under pressure, visit HOW IS DAD GOING to access a huge resource of information and support as well as real experiences written specifically for dads, by dads. Because at the end of the day, the stronger you can support yourself, the stronger you can support your family.
HOW IS DAD GOING is an extended arm of PANDA, so there is a great resource of shared support. To reach out view the contact information here or alternatively access some online forums here to find safe online communities sharing real experiences and advice.