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Samaritans Cymru parental mental health research survey

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Support Samaritans Cymru – Parental mental health research survey launch 

Our team at Samaritans Cymru are currently working on a new parental mental health project which aims to:

  •      Reduce suicide in new parents and raise awareness of support for all parents  
  •      Improve outcomes for anyone on the parenthood journey – particularly embedding preventative and early intervention       measures and improving crisis care
  •       Tackle the stigma surrounding parenthood and mental health 
  •       Raise the profile and understanding of poor mental health and suicide risk in new Fathers 


We are calling on the third sector, public services, local authorities, alliances and networks, and many other organisations to help us promote this survey as far and wide as possible 


Complete the survey here

This project is ambitious and aims to support anyone on the parenthood journey and as such, we need to make sure we get a high response rate. The higher the engagement, the more data we will get to inform our policy calls to improve support for parental mental health and the more informed our resource will be. 

This project aims to support anyone on the parenthood journey. It will focus on the perinatal period, infertility, baby loss, adoption, donor conception, and postpartum whilst being inclusive to support men, women, trans men and women, cis and same-sex couples and solo parents or caregivers. 


To achieve this, we would like to find out more about people’s experiences of the parenthood journey, how it affected their mental health, and what – if any – support they had around during this time.   


We would love to hear from anyone who meets the following criteria: 

  •       They are over 18 
  •       They live in Wales  
  •       They have tried to get pregnant, experienced baby loss, been pregnant, tried to adopt, experienced infertility or undergone fertility treatments (such as egg donation) had a baby, and/or have been a new parent in the last 10 years (either you or your partner) 
  •        They  struggled with their mental health at the time 

Survey respondents will be asked questions about becoming or trying to become a parent, their mental health, and the support they had. It should take no more than 15 minutes to complete and the closing date for the survey is Monday 4th March 2024.

Answers will be held confidentially and anonymously. The information that is gathered will be used to develop a policy report to influence change in Wales and a free resource to support anyone on the parenthood journey in Wales.  

We would really appreciate your support in helping us to promote this research survey. It opens today and will close on Monday 4th March 2024.


To request this survey as a hard copy, please email [email protected]


For more information please click the links below:

Parental mental health research survey launch – support Samaritans Cymru.docx

Lansio arolwg ymchwil iechyd meddwl i rieni – cefnogwch Samaritans Cymru.docx

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