Dad Matters LEEDS exists to support dads to have the best possible relationship with their families. We work closely with other professionals within LEEDS 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

Meet the team

Darren
DarrenCoordinator
Darren is our Dad Matters Co-ordinator for Leeds. He has worked in community health for over 20 years. He is married with 3 children and enjoys a bit of Rugby.

Darren is based with the charity Home Start in Leeds but you can most often find him ( usually on Mondays ) at both Leeds general infirmary and St James hospital on both ante natal units , neo natal units and the post delivery wards.

Darren is here to talk to dads about their journey into fatherhood , offer advice on bonding and attachment, how they support their family and how their own mental health is.

If you need to chat to Darren please send a message via Facebook or click the referral link below.

Kieran
KieranDMUK Operations Manager
Kieran Manages the Greater Manchester Dad Matters team, and supports the roll out of the proect across the other Home-Start Schemes in the UK.

Joining our team

If you are 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.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

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Get in touch with your local Dad Matters Coordinator using this form…

COMING SOON – Please Email darren.odonovan@home-startleeds.co.uk in the meantime.