Research Requests

Dad Matters is a perinatal and parent/infant peer support service for dads and male carers. Developed by Home-Start HOST and delivered by Home-Start schemes across the UK, we reach thousands of dads universally and hundreds with one to one peer support each year

We work with dads and their families to support with attachment and bonding, mental health and access to services. WE have universal engagement, targetted outreach and one to one peer support, as well as our online engagement.

Online we have platforms on Facebook, X (formerly twitter,) Instagram, YouTube and TikTok. Collectively we have over 25k followers, including over 1000 dads in our closed Facebook group.

We are happy to share research requests around dads mental health, parenting and perinatal experiences, including loss and NICU, and can share requests to our most popular platforms.

We can also offer support and advice around engagement of dads on a consultancy basis – please contact dadmatters@homestarthost.org.uk for more info on this.

While we try to connect researchers with respondents using our networks and reach, particularly with dads, we do incur some costs involving staff time, IT hardware and software, website costs etc. 

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