It may surprise you that 10% of men may also experience a range of feelings including symptoms of depression when expecting a new baby or becoming a new parent. New fathers who are struggling are often overlooked and their difficulties are not acknowledged by a system that has focused mainly on mother and baby health and wellbeing. This means that dads have not had ready access to treatment when they need it.
PIRI has developed an online resource for dads to address their wellbeing. This research study will evaluate the DadBooster program as a treatment program for dads perinatal depression and anxiety.