I am often asked what made me want to do this job. The answer is very simple. I want to make a difference, and for dads to feel valued, included and empowered. The history that gave me the passion for this runs much deeper though. My dad passed away when I was 3 months
Being a father can be incredibly rewarding, but it can also be a challenging and stressful role. It is not uncommon for fathers to experience mental health issues, but unfortunately many men may feel ashamed or stigmatized to seek help. Studies show that fathers can experience depression, anxiety, postpartum depression, and other mental health
01 That i'd have So Much Fun "Everyone seems to hate 'today's kids'. They seem to long for simpler times when you had to go outdoors to have fun, and kids understood the value of playing with their pals…blah, blah, blah. That’s a load of nonsense. That's just parents envious of how cool today's kids'
Before I start talking about my journey, I’m sure there will be plenty of you who have read the title of this blog and thought “What is a Newborn Behavioural Observation?”. So let’s begin with a brief explanation. The Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO for short) is a set of shared observations, designed by the Brazelton
Dad Matters blog – ‘ Breaking the Ice It's Friday at 12.25, I rush the final mouthfuls of yoghurt into my daughter’s mouth, which I munch on some peanut butter on toast. If I set off in five minutes, I will make it just in time.Inevitably, getting ready to go takes much longer than I expected and, after a
PRESS RELEASE International Father’s Mental Health Day INVITATION - Dad Matters UK Conference University of Bolton Stadium 20th June 2022 9am – 4pm On International Father’s Mental Health Day, Dad Matters UK is hosting a sold out conference in Bolton, with guests from across the UK. We will hear from Dad Matters project leads and
Trigger warning This post talks about suicide - please look after yourself. Mike is an inspiration to so many people. Dad Matters is so proud to count him as one of our volunteers! Thank you, Mike, for sharing this, it must’ve been hard to write. If you need someone to talk to
Becoming Dad to be aired on BBC OneOn Wednesday 26th January 2022, the BBC will broadcast Becoming Dad - the first TV documentary of its kind to bring issues around dads’ mental health, equal parenting, work- life balance and masculinity to the mainstream.Becoming Dad is a primetime show and will be broadcast on BBC One