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.

Tips:

It is important to say the three words – ‘I Love You’

Tell your children you love them – often.

Tips:

Be creative in how you tell your children you love them

Tell your kids you love them, often, in many different ways.