AGM - Supporting new dads mental health


Please join us for Fathers Network Scotland's AGM on Thursday 21 November 2019 at City of Glasgow College (Riverside Campus).

The AGM will be an opportunity find out about our work over the last 12 months, get involved with the conversation about dads mental health and be the first to hear about what we have in store for the next year.


Mental illness during pregnancy and the first year after birth is really common, affecting up to one in five women,

But the impact of such a life changing event can also affect the mental and physical health of fathers and other partners. We know that between 5% and 10% of fathers develop mental health problems during the perinatal period and that this can in turn affect the mother and infant. So this year we will be focusing on how we can support new dads' mental health before, during and after the birth and get it right for every child. 

We have lined up some inspiring speakers to share their expertise, experiences and views including: Dr. Roch Cantwell, Scottish Perinatal Mental Health Network Lead Clinician; Michelle Guthrie, Senior Mental Health Manager, NHSGGC and Ross Duns, Dad and Mental Health First Aider at Hitachi Rail.



Registration, networking & buffet lunch 


Fathers Network Scotland – Welcome and year at a glance 

Willie Campbell - Chair, FNS


How are you dad? – Report and Recommendations

Chris Miezitis - Workforce Development Lead, FNS


Caring for the mental health of Scotland's new mums and dads  

Dr. Roch Cantwell - Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist, NHSGGC & Scottish Perinatal Mental Health Network Lead Clinician


Better together - NHS and third sector partnership working to improve perinatal mental health 

Michelle Guthrie - Senior Health Improvement, NHSGGC


Refreshment break & facilitated table discussions


What’s next for Fathers Network Scotland - next year at a glance

Dave Devenney - Director, FNS


In conversation with Ross Duns – Supporting new dads mental health

Ross Duns - Dad and Mental Health First Aider at Hitachi Rail


Panel Q&A - So what? Now what?

Dr. Roch Cantwell, Michelle Guthrie, Ross Duns, Chris Miezitis


Thank you and Close

Willie Campbell - Chair, FNS

November 21, 2019 at 12:30pm - 4:30pm
City of Glasgow College
Cowcaddens Rd
Glasgow G4 0BA
United Kingdom
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