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Help for Fathers

Father’s have told us how hard it is when their family changes and how it can impact on their own confidence, their view of themselves, their relationships both at home and at work, and their own mental wellbeing.

Here is a collection of shared stories by real fathers in short video form developed by Alright Mate that may resonate with you.

The impact on dads mental health

The isolation of PND

The stereotypes of fatherhood

Why is it difficult for dads to say they are struggling – part one

Why is it difficult for dads to say they are struggling – part two

If you feel you need support around your wellbeing as a new parent you can speak to visit the Talkworks site for mental health support for Devon, or contact and speak to your GP or to your health visiting team.

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Devon County Council runs a confidential secure text messaging service for parents of children aged 0-19 years called ChatHealth. The service operates Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, excluding bank holidays. All texts will be responded to by a public health nurse (health visitor/school nurse) within 24 hours. Outside of the service working hours, you’ll receive a message back to inform you that your text will be responded to once the line reopens. You can also call our Public Health Nursing hubs on the numbers listed below.

If you are concerned about the safety of a child in Devon, contact our Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH) on 0345 155 1071 or email with as much information as possible.

This page was last reviewed on 04-07-2023

This page will be next reviewed on 04-07-2026