International Father’s Mental Health Day 2020

  It's International Father's Mental Health day today, and we're celebtrating three years of supporting dads to have better relationships with their babies, better knowledge of their own wellbeing, and better access to services... please check out the vide we have made here https://youtu.be/aQ_dTyoITWg and get the song here... https://smarturl.it/OllieWade.Hero  

Words about suicide

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 because suicide is

Dad Matters 5th Birthday Conference

After 5 years of developing the Dad Matters project, from the very beginning in Tameside where we refined the information and engagement and learnt directly from dads about what could help, to now having coordinators in various places across the UK, we cover areas with around 65.5k births per year, with more to come in

BECOMING DAD

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

A new dads thoughts

The best year of my life No one speaks to an expecting father, I mean you get the banter from your mates “say goodbye to the pub” “you have no idea what you are letting yourself if for” I’m one for banter and a good piss take. But…. I had really no idea what to

2021 – a year in the making!

2021 - a year in the making! Wowzers… What a year it’s been. We started 2021 with an ambition to reach more dads across Greater Manchester and to expand into other areas of the country. What we have achieved is nothing short of amazing. Watch this space for more detailed info in the coming weeks,

COPING WITH ADHD

Neurodivergence at Xmas 1. How does AHDH impact me as a parent 2. Sensory overload- when I’m stressed 3 or 4 noises can cause me to shutdown. I find it difficult to concentrate on anything at this point and all noises feel like they are at the same volume. It could be the TV, washing

Christmas depression

Christmas depression: how to deal with low mood during the festive season Christmas may be be known as “the most wonderful time of the year,” but for a lot of people, it’s also an incredibly challenging time, too. Not only does the big day fall just four days after the shortest day of the year

Dads experiences during Covid.

With the epidemic still at large, new strains seem to be developing every other month, it can be a very stressful time for a parent. Especially new parents or soon to be parents. Kieran the dad matters operations manager, had a sit down with Blackpool better start, and had a great chat about this. It’s

One Year On... Paul and Alana share their experiences of having a baby and receiving some difficult news during covid restrictions last year Alexander is 1 year old today! One whole year since you came into our lives. Shortly after you were born, I was

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