Ways to stay mentally healthy

As well as being healthy physically, good mental health is very important in helping you be the best dad you can be for your kids.

  • Build a support network of family and friends, and nurture these relationships.
  • Have a broad range of interests (work, family, sport, hobbies) and spend time on the things you enjoy.
  • Develop skills to help you cope better in stressful situations – e.g. anger management, relaxation techniques or assertiveness.
  • Recognise and accept the things you can’t change.
  • Don’t think you have to do it alone – share issues with an empathetic listener, and ask for help sooner rather than later.

Resources:

Teenage girls and the pressure they face

Girls need some help or some way to avoid the pressure they get from boys. You can find other strategies or ways from Collective Shout to help your teenage daughter(s). In the meantime, listen to this podcast for tips on how to help teenage girls face the pressure.

Tips:

Help dad when he is away

Ask your children to help you by doing a task while you are away, or when they are not with you.