Should we screen dads' mental health?

The idea new fathers could have mental health issues related to the birth may seem odd. But there is increasing evidence men experience postnatal mental health and adjustment issues that deserve attention. MAPP investigators, Dr Jacqui Macdonald, Deakin University, and Associate Professor Richard Fletcher, University of Newcastle, and Professor Louise Newman from the University of Melbourne put the case for screening fathers for mental health problems. Read their article published in The Conversation.

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MAPP in The Saturday Paper

The Saturday Paper ran a full page feature on the weekend on the MAPP Study and on the challenges that today's men face in the transition to fatherhood. Read the full story here.

MAPP launches new website

MAPP is taking on a new look to encompass our full research program. Our website is the hub for MAPP-5 - our longitudinal study of men at the peak age for fatherhood - as well as our qualitative projects. We'll soon be launching an international MAPP study, and we have many plans for furthering our understanding of men and family life. Stay tuned.