This project, using mindfulness interventions for men with pregnant partners, provides the possibility to change emotions and behaviours that unchallenged might otherwise have the potential to manifest into stress, anger and violence. An improved ability to cope with stressors is postulated to improve wellbeing and decrease the chance of stress and anger becoming uncontrollable.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is increasingly gaining acceptance as a treatment option for a wide range of psychological health issues. Mindfulness based interventions such as MBSR have become recognised for their potential to reduce stress and increase the person’s ability to develop skills that improve psychological functioning.
The aim of this project is:
• To explore the possible benefits of a mindfulness intervention for men with pregnant partners
• To trial an online intervention for men with pregnant partners to learn and practice mindfulness interventions
• To train and support men in learning MBSR techniques to reduce stress and improve emotional wellbeing as part of the journey through parenthood
Funded by Newcastle (January 2017)