Fathers Reaching Out

Try to be kind to yourself and on bad days be even kinder

perinatal mental health support

We are very proud that Mark Williams is our Ambassador, he has supported all of our work with families and had been the inspiration behind our work with Fathers and partners.

Mark Williams is a keynote speaker, author and International campaigner. In 2004 he himself experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until a breakdown. He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and #Howareyoudad campaign to make sure all parents are having support for the whole family.

Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world and works with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers Mental Health together. Mark was awarded Inspirational father of the year and local hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 and was invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day in 2016.

In 2018, after years of campaigning, Mark was instrumental in the NHSE announcement that New fathers and fathers-to-be will be offered mental health checks if their partner is suffering anxiety, psychosis or postnatal depression.

Mark’s book ‘Daddy Blues Post Natal Depression’ – Now available on Amazon.