Support is available for new dads experiencing anxiety and depression. You don’t have to go through this alone – with the right treatment and people around you, you can and will feel better.
Asking for support, talking things through, and even just spending more time with the people you love can help you reconnect with your positive feelings again.
- Talking things through with your GP is a good first step. They can provide an assessment, refer you to other health professionals as required, and rule out any physical health conditions that could be contributing to how you’re feeling. Learn more about different health professionals and the services they provide
- Find a support group. Sharing your story and learning from other dads going through the same challenges can be really beneficial. Your child and family health nurse or local community health centre can help you find groups in your area.
- If things get too much, the Beyond Blue Support Service is always available. Our trained mental health professionals will listen, provide information and advice, and point you in the right direction so you can seek further support.