Supporting mental health of fathers at work
Publish date: 25 March 2020
Issue Number: 328
Diary: Legalbrief Workplace
A significant number of fathers struggle with their mental health, particularly in the early years. Many of these suffer in silence as they feel unable to speak up. New data shows when that help is available, they are four times more likely to access it through parenting service than mothers. This indicates that there is a demand for more help for fathers in the workplace. The HR Director reports that usage figures from Parent Cloud, reveals the much fuller and engaged role fathers are now taking in raising their children. It also shows that they appreciate having parenting support on offer and need help to cope with juggling their different responsibilities. Fathers are just as likely as mothers to access the counselling on offer, including everything from infant sleep therapies to career guidance. And one area where fathers are significantly more like to ask for help – mental health support.