Dad Matters Gloucestershire exists to support dads to have the best possible relationship with their families. We work closely with other professionals within Gloucestershire and nationally to better support dads in the first 1001 days of their parenting journey.
We offer Outreach services/drop-ins at maternity centres, and community venues, Provide 1:1 peer support to dads, Signpost and support dads to access services and information to help make sense of being a dad and supporting dads with anxiety, stress and mental health awareness

Ways we are supporting dads

Stay 'n' Plays
Stay 'n' PlaysVarious locations
Join us on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month 10-12. A great space for dads to bring there little ones! Grab a tea or a coffee and have a good chat with other dads while the little ones play. Click the events button above to find out where and when our next Stay ‘n’ play is.
Hospital Drop-Ins
Hospital Drop-InsGloucester Royal Hospital
Every Thursday between 10am – 2pm you can find one of coordinators or volunteers in the women’s centre in Gloucester Hospital. Here to give support, advise and a space and time to talk about whatever you need. We are there for Dads and Mums starting there journey into parenthood.
Dads well-being groups
Dads well-being groupsVarious Locations
As fathers, men often prioritise the well-being of their children and partner over their own needs. However, neglecting one’s own mental health can lead to further problems down the line. Joining a dad only mental health group can provide fathers with the tools to manage their mental health, allowing them to be better partners and fathers to their families.

Meet the team

Ryan Jones
Ryan JonesCoordinator
Hi I’m Ryan, I’m incredibly happy to be part of Dad Matters and excited to provide support to Dads that want the best possible relationship with their children.
Nick Darrock-Fuller
Nick Darrock-FullerCoordinator
Hi I’m Nick, I’m Proud to be part of the Dad matters team and being able to support Dads in Gloucestershire. I feel passionate that all dads should be given the opportunity to have a successful relationship with their families.
Chris Bellamy
Chris Bellamy Support Coordinator
Hey, I’m Chris. I am super pleased to have joined Dad Matters. I am a Dad of three living in Gloucestershire and I believe that as Dad’s we have a valuable contribution to make to society. I want to support Dad’s across the county to be the very best dad they can be as they build fulfilling, positive relationships with their children and family.

Joining our team

Click below to see the latest Dad Matters roles.

If your a dad who’s had experience with Dad Matters in the past and would like to help other dads, who are in a current situation you have been, then we would love to hear from you, your help and input can be invaluable.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Even if you haven’t had experience with us in the past, then don’t let this put you off, as with any volunteers , we offer training and help is at hand every day.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Home-Start Gloucestershire

Dad Matters Gloucestershire is part of Home-Start Gloucestershire is a consortium of three local Home-Start charities that provide emotional and practical support to parents with at least one child under five years old. The consortium is made up of Home-Start North and West GloucestershireHome-Start Cotswolds and Home-Start Stroud and Gloucester. Between these three Home-Starts, families throughout the county are able to access help and support.

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