Bonding with your baby…

Bonding with your baby… Becoming a parent... You are soon to become a parent to a new baby, maybe for the first time or again. Whether you are a dad, a partner, or a parent-to-be, becoming a parent is an incredible milestone. You may be feeling a mixture of excitement and hope, but it is

Dad Matters and Home-Start HOST Fundraiser

We’re taking on a huge challenge to raise money for HomeStart Host and we need your help! Did you know there is another Home-Start HoST? They are a European scheme, based in the Czech republic, which is around 992 miles away from our own base at Ryecroft Hall in Audenshaw. Their website is here. their

Fathers Reaching Out – Why Dads Matter

10 years of findings on the importance of fathers’mental health in the perinatal periodMark Williams – September 2020 INTRODUCTION | Mark WilliamsLooking after an infant is often a challenge for both parents. It is increasingly recognised that postnatal depression and other perinatal mental illnesses and disorders can be experienced by men as well as women.

Dad’s Mental Health Report Launch

Mental health campaigner Mark Williams to publish 10-year Fathers’ Reaching Out Report on World Suicide Prevention Day 2020 On World Suicide Prevention Day – Thursday 10th September – Mark Williams will be publishing a gathering report, setting out his findings from the past ten years on paternal mental health, thanks to sponsors DadPad. Partly influenced

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 and get the song here...  

Getting to Know Your Baby

Babies need dads to attend to their feelings if they are to grow into healthy adults. Here at Dad Matters, we believe Dads and infants deserve to be supported in developing bonding and attachment This is a great resource to help you find out how...

“Dads to Receive Mental Health Support” NHS Announcement

New and expectant fathers will be offered mental health checks and treatment under radical action to support families, NHS England chief executive Simon Stevens announced this weekend (2nd December 2018) It will mean that partners of expectant and new mothers who are seriously unwell, are not left to suffer in silence with mental health issues but are

Dad Matters goes GM-wide!

Following the success of our pilot project in Tameside, we're thrilled to be expanding Dad Matters across the Greater Manchester Area!  We'll now be delivering antenatal support, information and professional training across the region to promote the importance of connecting with dads through existing services.

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day – June 18th 2018

International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, June 18th – ‘It’s time we looked out for dad’ June 18th is International Fathers’ Mental Health Day, raising awareness globally about the need to get better support for dads.  Around 10% of fathers can experience mental health problems in the first year following the birth of their child – often, the

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