Welcome to FMHN

Welcome to the Fathers’ Mental Health Network website.

Our goal is to provide the best mental health care for fathers in pursuit of healthy families.

This is an exciting time to be a father! Fathers are taking a more active, engaged role in family life. As we begin to learn more about the importance of father involvement and the positive impact it can have on child and family development, we recognize that fatherhood can also be a stressful transition for men.

Our mission to is to be a resource for clinicians, researchers, educators and fathers to generate knowledge, ideas and solutions that support men in their role as fathers. We invite you to become a member to show your support for fathers’ mental health.

Founders

Andrew Howlett MD FRCPC

Dr. Howlett works as a psychiatrist in the Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health Program at St. Joseph’s Health Centre – Toronto and is a lecturer in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto. Dr. Howlett is a Principal Investigator researching fathers’ mental health. Dr. Howlett’s work has been presented nationally and has been recognized as a leading innovation by the Joint Centres for Transformative Health Care.

Ben Rosen MD FRCPC MSc

Dr. Rosen works as a psychiatrist at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto practicing in the area of fathers and mens’ mental health. He is a lecturer and supervisor at the University of Toronto. He became involved in the Fathers’ Mental Health Network in 2013 and has a particular interest in the impact of stigma on men’s mental health.

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Vision/Mission:

To Develop the Best Mental Health Care for Fathers.

The best mental health care includes the promotion of wellness, the prevention of disease and the individualized treatment of illness. The FMHN strives to create a model of mental health care for fathers through the values of collaboration, mentorship, innovation and excellence.

Values:

Collaboration | Mentorship | Innovation | Excellence

The COLLABORATION of researchers, clinicians, educators, community partners and fathers will generate knowledge, ideas and solutions beyond our own individual capacities.

Our collaborations include:

The connections within this network will be based on the MENTORSHIP process, which promotes working relationships of engagement, learning and inspiration.

Our mentors include:

As we strive to understand the needs of our community we will be able to INNOVATE processes and interventions that meet these needs.

The FMHN is an emerging innovation.

EXCELLENCE can only be achieved through the study and evaluation of our research questions and innovations.

We are looking at ways to achieve excellence through the support of the Canadian Institute of Health Research.

For more information please email us at info@fathersmentalhealth.com .