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NEST Study Published Today: A qualitative exploratory study of UK first-time fathers experiences, mental health and wellbeing needs during their transition to fatherhood

This qualitative study presents the experiences and needs of 21 first-time fathers across London.

Sharin Baldwin will be sharing the findings from NEST at a conference in Blackpool in June!

Sharin Baldwin has been invited as a Keynote Speaker to share her research findings from the New Dad Study (NEST) at the national ‘Talking Dads’ conference in Blackpool on 17th June 2019.

Latest publication for NEST in the Journal of Health Visiting

Our latest paper on fathers’ mental health, summarising the implications for health visiting practice has been published in this month’s Journal of Health Visiting.

Check out our recent editorial piece 'Mental health of first time fathers – it's time to put evidence into practice'

Recently, there has been an increased global policy focus on the need to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the general population. Mental health and wellbeing during the perinatal period is also attracting more attention.

The Institute of Health Visiting writes about the New Dad Study (NEST) and our recent publications

iHV promotes our new publications on fathers’ mental health and wellbeing. See the full news piece here: https://ihv.org.uk/news-and-views/news/new-publications-on-fathers-mental-health-and-wellbeing/

Mental health and wellbeing during the transition to fatherhood: a systematic review of first time fathers’ experiences published today

This systematic review was undertaken as part of the New Dad Study. It collates all existing research on first-time fathers mental health and wellbeing, and makes recommendations for practice. You can access the full paper here: https://journals.lww.

Sharin Baldwin wins the  poster competition in this year's CPHVA annual professional conference in Bournemouth

Sharin Baldwin’s poster on first time fathers’ mental health and wellbeing during their transition to fatherhood wins the poster competition in the research category. This is such a great way to raise awareness of father’s mental health

Recruitment for Study 2 has now begun

If are about to become a father for the first-time and live in the London Boroughs of Brent, Ealing, Harrow, Lambeth or Southwark then you may be eligible to take part. If you are interested please see the ‘Participate’ page or contact Sharin Baldwin

Data Collection for Study 1 has now been completed

All interviews have now been completed for study 1. In total 21 fathers have been interviewed over the past six months. A big THANK YOU to all the men that participated in this study. Once the data has been analysed the findings will be shared here.

Recruitment for Study 1 has now started

Recruitment for study has now started so if you are interested in taking part please contact Sharin Baldwin via email: sharin.baldwin@kcl.ac.uk or telephone 07956 581635.

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NEST carries out qualitative systematic review

As part of this research project we are currently carrying out a qualitative systematic review, which will summarise the existing evidence around what is already known about fathers’ experiences and needs during their transition to fatherhood in…

London - Fulham Research Ethics Committee approves NEST

All research in the NHS is looked at by an independent group of people, called a Research Ethics Committee, to protect your interests. This study was reviewed and given favourable opinion by London - Fulham Research Ethics Committee on…