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Transcript: Holding it all together
"I just kept telling people I was okay. What I wanted to say was, 'I'm just trying to hold our shit together'."
Hear other dads' stories
You're not alone. Here's how other dads coped with perinatal mental health.
How to support yourself
You've taken care of your partner and the baby, now look after yourself.
How to support her
Find out what you can do, with tips from dads who've been there.
How to care for your baby
Find out what your baby needs, including feeding, bathing, nappies and sleeping.
Signs and symptoms
Symptoms of anxiety, depression and other mental health issues.
Who you can call to get help, types of help and what happens when you call.
Talking to health staff
What you may need to ask if your partner needs to stay at the hospital.
Life after mental illness
Some things to talk about together after your partner is feeling better.
Although this resource is aimed at dads, the information is helpful for all new parents and carers regardless of gender, who are coping with perinatal mental illness.