According to a survey, 65% of dads admit that having children negatively impacted their mental health, citing the top contributing factors as lack of time, change in relationship dynamic, additional responsibilities, financial issues, and lack of sleep.
The survey also found that 67% of dads felt that there are insufficient resources and a lack of support available to them, which is especially concerning considering the high percentage feeling a strain on their mental health.
Additionally, over half of dads surveyed disclosed feelings of apprehension about discussing mental health issues with their partner if it relates to their child.
Having a baby is undoubtedly a precious thing, but it does take some getting used to, and with the new statistics now available, and the reality that one in 10 men will suffer some form of Post Natal Depression, there is a need to put this on the agenda.
With the survey results in mind, Snüz and Dadsnet have teamed up to put men’s mental health at the forefront of a brand-new campaign this month (14th-20th June 2021) to initiate communication around the issues exposed.
Throughout the week, the partnership will be offering daily content centered around men’s mental health to start the conversation, provide support and make time for dads.