Looking after yourself while you’re taking care of others

Raising a child with additional needs or disability can put immense pressure on many aspects of your life, including a strain on your own mental health.

In this week’s Figuring it Out Together podcast episode, we speak with clinical psychologist James Brown, who highlights the critical need for fathers to practise self-care and look after their own mental health and wellbeing.

It can be easy to become consumed and put everyone’s needs above your own, but it’s important to check in with you, so you can be the best version of yourself for your children and family.

James provides strategies and advice for dads, as well as tips to continue to support your partner and other children.

About our Guest 

James has been working as a psychologist for the last 15 years and has a particular interest in assisting men relating to their psychological health and well-being. In addition to his clinical work, James is also a consultant with the Australian Psychological Society. We are also very lucky to have James as a member of our board here at The Fathering Project.

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