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Mental health

Becoming a dad

Although some fathers are able to invest emotionally in their children during their partner’s pregnancy, for others, it's only when their child is born that they really start to have a relationship with it.

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Advice from one mum to another

Who better to turn to for advice than your own mum. We asked mums for that one piece of advice their own mum passed on and here they are - our top 6. After all, Mum's been there, done that!

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Why making time for you will benefit the whole family

It’s easy to put those you love first but it is so important for both yourself and your family that you find time to make positive impacts for yourself.

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Not just the baby blues

The postnatal period is a crucial time for mums. It is a time of significant adjustment where reality meets a mum’s expectations head-on.

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Looking after yourself after a C-section

Looking after yourself after a C-section is as much about looking after your mind as it is about your body. In some cases, it may be more important, as your state of mind and mood may affect how well you look after your body.

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Depression in mothers is real

Depression in mothers is real. In fact, it’s all around us. But it is hidden behind so much stigma and judgment that it’s very hard to speak up and own it

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The great outdoors - with a new baby

It's so easy to 'just stay indoors' at home because you are exhausted, the world out there seems so much more daunting with a baby and you might be afraid your baby might pick up nasty bugs.

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Adjusting to fatherhood

Recent research reports 1 in 10 new dads will experience depression during pregnancy or the postnatal year.

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Is it time to ask for help?

Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is usually a happy event but for many expectant mums and new parents it can be a time of great stress, sadness and confusion.

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How do I connect with other mothers as a new mum?

During this time of rapid change and growth in your life, it is natural to seek out the advice and friendship of women who share the experiences that you are currently going through as new mum.

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The importance of community as a new mum

It is important to remind ourselves of the importance of establishing a strong, personal community of support during those early years of childhood development.

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10 qualities of a good dad

Here are 10 qualities that are proving significant, in helping our kids grow to be resilient, healthy individuals.

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Becoming parents

You may not have thought how becoming a parent will affect your relationship with your partner. Children affect their parents’ relationship. Couples often overlook this in the busy time preparing for their child’s birth, and in the excitement of becoming parents.

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21 tips to help my dad connect with me

Helping my dad connect with me. An easy to read, step by step guide, which explores the significant stages of child development for ways men can connect with their child.

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How to create a special bond when bottle feeding your baby

With all the research and information surrounding the benefits of breastfeeding, mothers who are bottle feeding their baby can feel a little left out. And for those who would have preferred to breastfeed but for whatever reason weren’t able to, being constantly reminded of the “superior” aspects of breastfeeding can be difficult to cope with.

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Postnatal depression: is parenthood making you sad?

Pregnancy and the arrival of a new baby is usually a happy event but for many expectant mums and new parents it can be a time of great stress, sadness and confusion. Read this expert advice on postnatal depression.

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How do you know how to be a dad?

Where do men get their guides to fatherhood? What are the helpful and unhelpful aspects of the role of dad handed down to men.

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Postnatal depression, much more than the ‘baby blues’

Having a baby and becoming a parent is life-changing. While it is often a positive experience for many parents, it can also be a challenging time.

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