How fathers’ warm and responsive parenting can support child mental health

Content type
Short article

February 2024


This resource developed with Emerging Minds explores the research evidence on how fathers’ engagement can influence their children’s mental health. Specifically, it explores the effects of fathers’ warm and responsive parenting on their children’s mental health. This resource also provides insights into how practitioners and services can support fathers to display more warm and responsive behaviours to promote positive mental health in their children.