When does stress in parenthood become distress? For many parents, it can be difficult to distinguish everyday concerns and a lack of sleep with unhealthy levels of anxiety or even depression.
Paternity at Work is an online package that allows organisations to address the safety implications of these issues. As men are less likely to seek help themselves, the workplace is able to act as a key instigator to help mitigate the risk.
56% of new fathers wait until a problem has arisen before seeking advice or information.
Often parents who are experiencing distress view what they’re going through in the context of having a baby rather than the context that something may be wrong – like early signs of mental health problems. As such, many parents only seek help when they are at absolute breaking point and finding themselves no longer able to cope.
For fathers, in particular, this is becoming an all too common problem.
Why is there a need for a training package tailored to Dad’s?
Many fathers lack the information to why they are experiencing heightened levels of stress. This is due to few men attending perinatal (pre and postnatal) appointments and missing out on valuable advice around this transitional period. Even so, much of these appointments are currently focussed on basic physical needs of the mother and baby, with little time or opportunity to focus on the personal transition and the potential impacts upon emotional and mental health.
What does our training incorporate?
Paternity at Work has developed an online package that allows organisations to address the safety implications of these issues. As men are less likely to seek help themselves, the workplace is able to act as a key instigator to help mitigate the risk.
Rather than wait until ‘crisis point’, Paternity at Work ensures there is a confidential and discrete way for Dads to accept timely, appropriate insights, delveop understanding and receive resources through a practical intervention. Many fathers express feeling valued as employees, but ignored as fathers in their role at work. Through this training package, we hope to address this issue and ensure that work-paternity support becomes an essential and visible workplace service.
To learn more about the details of Paternity at Work, please refer to the following PDF Information Flyer. If you are unable to view the flyer, click the button below to download a local copy.