17 11, 2022

Home-Start Worldwide International Conference

Home-Start Worldwide International Conference 2022 Hosted by Home-Start Malta This November Kieran, our Dad Matters Operations Manager for the Dad Matters project, had the opportunity to travel to Malta to Join Home-Start Worldwide at their international conference. Here is his account of this amazing experience. Just a few months ago, I spoke to Kirpal from

23 10, 2022

My Newborn Behavioural Observation (NBO) Journey

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

9 09, 2022

World Suicide Prevention Day – 10th September

World Suicide Prevention Day - 10th September An estimated 703,000 people a year take their life around the world. To prevent suicide requires us to become a beacon of light to those in pain. You can #BeTheLight. at 8PM on #WSPD, join us in lighting a candle to show your support for suicide

15 06, 2022

Dad Matters Conference, International Father’s Mental Health Day and 5th birthday celebration

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

1 06, 2022

Mike’s Story – A Volunteer Journey…

Mike's Story - A Volunteer Journey... Hi, I'm Mike, and this is the story of my journey into volunteering with Dad Matters Editorial Note - this article contains references to first aid, child loss and suicide. Please be aware of this when reading, and look after yourself...       My journey into

1 06, 2022

Mike’s Poem – “Sunday 29th November 2020”

Mike's Poem - "Sunday 29th November 2020" Death is inevitable, once it takes hold You'll be leaving behind broken souls Death is a fear, I am not scared Death to me, is a new life The light at the end, a new beginning - I've cheated death, three times you know I've had some help

12 05, 2022

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

18 03, 2022

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

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