Time to Talk
Mark on Fatherhood and Mental Health
Mark speaks about the importance of talking about mental health for parents
4th January 2021, 10.00am | Written by: Mark
Together with Champions, Employers and partners, Time to Change Wales has made significant strides over the last 3 years. Read more about the impact we have made between 2018-2021.
In December 2020 we called Mark Williams, founder of the Fathers Reaching Out initiative, for a chat about fatherhood and mental health. After a career in sales management and training Mark Williams became involved in the mental health sector after his wife Michelle experience with postnatal depression from birth trauma and his own experience with depression following the birth of his child. This experience led Mark to set up Fathers Reaching Out, a movement to reduce the stigma around fatherhood and mental health and encourage men to speak out.
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