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This is where you can get further support in your area:

Dads Group at Great Lever Children’s Centre

A brand new activity session just for Dads, male carers and their children!

A session where you can meet other Dads and enjoy exciting activities with your children!  It may be music, singing or it could be drawing, colouring, sticking or sports.

Whatever it is, you and your little one will enjoy playing together with other children and Dads.

This is a drop session, no need to book just come along. Visit the website for more information.


MhIST provides services like counselling, mindfulness meditation, dramatherapy, craft and social group which enable people to cope with anxiety and emotional distress.

Helping people to put strategies and plans in place so that they are able to deal with problems more effectively in future perhaps by learning relaxation or by having a practiced way of dealing with upset.

Bolton NHS FT Parenting Support Programme

Bolton NHS FT offer a wide range of support services including a Parenting Support Programme which can be accessed through your locals children’s centre. See your local children’s centre for more details.

Bolton Information and Advisory Service

A free community-based service which aims to support family’s with children from 0-25 years through education, health and social care services.


  • provides a telephone helpline available 7 days a week from 9.00am until 10.00pm.

  • offers advice and information on how to cope with a sleepless baby and/or a crying baby.

  • conducts research and increases public awareness.

The Dadsnet Local Community Group

Dadsnet is for dads to be able to gain support from each other within a private setting but in the Local Community Groups you can speak with people nearby; we’ve discussed local schools, we’ve had meetups – with and without the kids, and just generally look after one another on here.

Dads Unlimited

There are a number of issues that often get overlooked when it comes to mens’ relationship breakdowns and subsequent single-parenting including domestic abuse, access, financial agreements, bullying, anxiety, depression, and loneliness – advice, services and support are tailored towards your situation and your needs.

Contact Dan Blackman, your local Dad Matters Coordinator, using this form…

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