This is where you can get further support in your area:
Who Let The Dads Out Saturday Playgroup is a FREE fun morning of sports, soft play, games & crafts for all Dads, male carers & children aged 0-11 years, at Kings Church, Salford.
Lots of play equipment to keep everyone entertained including toddler toys, a bouncy castle, football nets, art equipment and karaoke. This event runs on the first Saturday of each month.
Kings Church Salford,
431 Pendlebury Road
The aim of these groups is to promote mental health recovery, focusing on community participation and reduction of social isolation.
The groups offer a safe and supportive environment, where people can meet, chat, socialise and engage with activities such as Art, Bingo, Pool and Table Tennis dependent upon the location.
Click on the link to get timetables!
In 1981 a small group of parents, who were experiencing problems with their crying and sleepless babies, set up a support group. They discovered how important support is and how reassuring it can be to talk to someone. Today that support group has become Cry-sis, the only UK charity offering help and support to parents with babies who cry excessively or have sleeping problems. From modest beginnings Cry-sis has become a well-respected national charity which:
ICON are all about helping parents to cope with crying babies. Their website contains lots of useful information and resources about what is normal baby/infant crying.
Getting it Right From The Start
This is a booklet on attachment and bonding for new parents. You can find the accompanying videos below. If you would like a physical copy of this book please use the contact form below
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Best Beginnings aims to give every child in the UK the best start in life. They also have a free baby buddy app you can download. Click here for more details
The Association of Infant Mental Health (AIMH)
Information for parents and professionals on how to respond to a baby in a way that fosters emotional well-being. Parents can register for free to access numerous videos and other resources about parenting.
A local charity of trained volunteers and expert support helping families with young children through their challenging times.
Andy’s Man Club
A safe, weekly meeting for men to get together and talk about how they’re doing. Weekly meetings across the UK, including Manchester and Oldham. For details of the Manchester group click here
Talk About It Mate
Talk About It Mate is a peer-support community interest organisation, promoting positive mental health and well-being including workshops, training and 1-1 therapy
Enabling everyone to achieve better mental health by providing quality services to make a positive difference to the Mental Health of residents in Salford.
Wood Street Mission
Helping children and families living on a low income in Manchester and Salford,. We provide practical help to help meet children’s day-to-day needs such as clothes, bedding and baby equipment, and toys and books, help families with the costs of going to school and run holiday book clubs.
The PANDAS Foundation is here to help support and advise any parent and their networks who need support with perinatal mental illness. We are also here to inform and guide family members, carers, friends and employers as to how they can support someone who is suffering. They also have a Facebook group dedicated to dads which you can find here