A BAND from Bournemouth have recorded a song to raise awareness of postnatal depression in men.

Spinout were asked to record the song, Daddy Blues, by mental health campaigner, Mark Williams.

Mark, who is the founder of International Fathers Mental Health Day and runs the website, Reaching Out PMH, is set to release his new book, Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression and Fatherhood this summer.

The song is about the mental health issues that Mark experienced as a result of his partner having a C-section while giving birth to their baby and his experiences of dealing with postnatal depression.

Mark has spoken on TV and radio shows around the world and was honoured for his work in helping fathers with depression at the Pride of Britain Awards in 2012.

The book will be available from Waterstones stores in the UK from July 11 and in the USA from August 10.

Nathan Lewis, manager of Spinout, said: “Once I realised what the book was about, the lead singer, who is a father and has been through similar things himself, said he wanted to do something. The author said the song was incredible.”

The band, who moved from London to Bournemouth a few years ago and have previously recorded Let's Fly and Say Hello, comprises of brothers Gary and Richard Roberts, Len Surtees, Colin Owen and Peter Garner.

Spinout are set to perform Daddy Blues at Bournemouth University during an event in July which will be attended by the book’s author and Dr Andrew Mayers, Principal Academic in Psychology at the university.

A music video for the song is also set to be recorded in May along with a short film about dads who are going through mental health issues.

Daddy Blues is currently at number four in the Poole UK rock charts and can be heard for free at reverbnation.com/spinoutuk7