Father’s Group

At PND Borders we understand that postnatal depression impacts on all members of the family and that Fathers have a significant role to play in how their family manages to move forward.

© NHS Health Scotland 2011

© NHS Health Scotland 2011

With this is mind PND Borders provides a Fathers Group to support families. Each Group runs for ten weeks, with a weekly one hour session in the early evening, Groups can have up to six members.

Although each group is different, similar themes occur such as:

  • The father’s role in family life
  • The father’s experiences of being parented as a child
  • The impact of postnatal depression on families, relationships and individuals
  • Supporting their partner.

Partners of women who have been referred to the service are given the opportunity to join a Group.