How fathers’ positive engagement and caregiving can support child mental health

Content type
Practice guide

February 2024


Melissa Willoughby, Cat Strawa, Vincent Mancini

This resource developed with Emerging Minds explores the research evidence on how fathers’ involvement can influence their children’s mental health. Specifically, the resource explores the effects of fathers positively engaging with and caring for their children. It also provides insights into how practitioners and services can support fathers to engage positively with their children.