Over the last 10 years weâ€™ve seen more research addressing the potential impact of fatherhood on menâ€™s mental health in Australia. This workshop will summarise this work with a focus on the prevalence of depression and anxiety during the transition to fatherhood, and risk factors and correlates of psychological distress in fathers. The workshop will also explore the links between menâ€™s, womenâ€™s and childrenâ€™s mental health. Finally, we will discuss future directions for understanding changes in mental health during fatherhood.
We invite attendees from your research team or interest group to attend this workshop. Research students are also welcome. This workshop offers a valuable opportunity to shape the discussion surrounding menâ€™s mental health and the transition to parenthood.
Guest speakers include: Prof. Philip Boyce, Professor of Psychiatry, Sydney Medical School, Westmead Clinical School, University of Sydney.
Prof. John Condon, Professor of Psychiatry, Flinders University, South Australia.
Prof. Jane Fisher, Director, Jean Hailes Research Unit, Monash University, Victoria.
Dr Rebecca Giallo, Murdoch Childrenâ€™s Research Institute, Victoria.
Dr Liana Leach, CRAHW, The Australian National University, Canberra.
A/Prof. Stephen Matthey, Academic Unit of Child Psychiatry, SWS Local Health District.
Dr Karen Wynter, Jean Hailes Research Unit, Monash University, Victoria.
This workshop is free. Catering will be provided throughout the day. Please RSVP to Carmel.Poyser@anu.edu.au as places are limited.
The organisers thank beyondblue and Movember as key funders of this event.