Table 1

Study inclusion/exclusion criteria

Inclusion criteriaExclusion criteria
  • First-time fathers with children under 12 months

  • Resident fathers (biological or non-biological)

  • Those living within the health catchment area of the two NHS sites

  • Non-English speaking fathers

  • Fathers experiencing bereavement following neonatal death, stillbirth, pregnancy loss, sudden infant death

  • Fathers with existing severe mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, personality disorders, major depression and bipolar disorder

  • NHS, National Health Service.