Specialisms: Peri-natal mental health, father's mental health, Keynote Speaker, Published Author, Trainer
Mark Williams BCAh FRSA is a Keynote Speaker, Author, and International campaigner. In 2004 he experienced depression and suffered in silence for years until he entered community mental health services.
He founded International Fathers Mental Health Day and HowAreYouDad campaign to make sure all parents have support for the whole family.
Mark has spoken on television and radio stations around the world while working with Dr Jane Hanley who have both published articles on Fathers' ( Paternal) Mental Health together.
Mark was awarded Inspirational Father of the Year and Local Hero at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012 and even invited to meet The Royal Family on World Mental Health Day, also awarded the Point Of Light Award by the Prime Minister in 2019.
In 2020 Mark published the report called "Fathers Reaching Out - Why Dads Matter" to explain the importance of paternal mental health which has far better outcomes for the whole family and the child's development when we include fathers.
In 2021 the film Daddy Blues based on Mark's journey is now available on Amazon Prime. In 2023, Mark was awarded The British Citizens Award at Westminster for all his work in campaigning for fathers. He started the campaign to reopen the Mother and Baby Unit in Wales, which reopened seven years later in 2021.
Ambassador for Mothers for Mothers and Mothers Matter Charities. Mark was diagnosed with ADHD at forty years of age and is also a research champion at the National Centre of Mental Health in Cardiff.