World Mental Health Day – Sources of Support

Mental health and wellbeing resources for new and expectant parents Speak your midwife. If you have been discharged, your health visitor can also provide advice, and refer for additional support. Visit www.ghc.nhs.uk/healthvisiting for contact details. Your GP is there to support your mental and physical health before, during and after pregnancy. If you don’t have one, you can find a GP here. Out of hours, call 111. Always call 999 in an emergency. Local support NHS Let’s... Read More

Be the face of DadPad in Gloucestershire!

DadPad is a book and free app for dads-to-be and dads with babies, and has recently launched in Gloucestershire. Babies don’t come with a set of instructions and we know that dads want information on how to care for their new baby, what to expect, how to support their partner, and local information on support and groups. We’re running a competition on behalf of the NHS, to find a photo of a dad and baby from Gloucestershire to be used on promotional materials. Entry guidelines: The... Read More

Dads in Gloucestershire can now prepare for parenthood with a new free app called DadPad.

The release below is shared with permission from Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.  DadPad is an information pack in digital form developed by dads, for dads to help fathers of all ages in Gloucestershire prepare for family life. This is particularly relevant in a time when access to parental education classes and midwife appointments have been changed or curtailed due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The app covers a range of issues, such as how dads can support mums... Read More