This Month at Dad Matters…

…May 2021

Monday

Dad Matters Miscarriage and Perinatal Loss Group – Supported by Finding Rainbows

Monday 10th May 2021 7pm

Join Dad Matters for an online group for dads, dads to be and men who have experienced Miscarriage and/or Perinatal Loss (within the first 2 years)

This is an opportunity to speak to other dads with lived experience of Perinatal Loss, and get peer support, signposting and advice from our facilitators and from the amazing Finding Rainbows charity.

Because the session is a virtual group, with facilitators live on the end of a webcam, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, make comments, and share yours or listen to other dad’s experiences.

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Dad Matters Perinatal Mental Health Group

Third Monday of every month from 7pm

17th May 2021

Join Dad Matters for an informal chat, peer support and to connect with other likeminded fathers who are supporting mums with perinatal mental illnesses, or receiving support for themselves.

This session is for dads Greater Manchester, Gloucestershire and Warrington.

This will be a virtual session with Dad Matters Coordinators and volunteers with lived experience of perinatal mental ill health or supporting a partner through it.

There will be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and listen to other dads experiences.

Please speak to your local Coordinator or email dadmatters@homestarthost.org.uk for further details

Tuesday

Dad Matters Wellbeing Group

Every Tuesday 7pm

The Dad Matters Wellbeing Group is for all Dads who are expecting a baby or have a baby under 2 years old and want to look after themselves.

Life changes massively when we have a baby and really is a priority to look after yourself as well as your family.

This group gives new dads the opportunity to speak with other dads and get some often needed support and social interaction.

Join Dad Matters UK and Directions for Men

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Dad Matters New Dad’s Group

Saturday 15th May 2021 11am

Tuesday 18th May 2021 7pm

Join Dad Matters for an online antenatal group for dads-to-be and new dads with babies under 12 weeks old.

During this online video session, we will talk about our three key topics; Attachment and Bonding, Mum’s and Dad’s Mental Health and Wellbeing and Access to Appropriate Services. We will also cover Labour, Birth and Beyond from a Dad’s perspective.

Because the session is a virtual group, with facilitators live on the end of a webcam, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, make comments, and listen to other dads experiences.

Book your FREE place here:

https://dadmatters.org.uk/antenatal-groups/

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Wednesday

Dad Chat LIVE

Every Wednesday 6pm

Join us on our Facebook page www.fb.com/dadmattersuk as we discuss something relevant to “New Dad Life” it could be anything from Mental Health, Parenting, Baby development, relevant services, individual’s experiences etc. if you can’t be there live, you can always catch up later.

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Thursday

Friday

Weekend

Join Dad Matters for an online antenatal group for dads-to-be and new dads with babies under 12 weeks old.

Saturday 15th May 2021

During this online video session, we will talk about our three key topics; Attachment and Bonding, Mum’s and Dad’s Mental Health and Wellbeing and Access to Appropriate Services. We will also cover Labour, Birth and Beyond from a Dad’s perspective.

Because the session is a virtual group, with facilitators live on the end of a webcam, there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions, make comments, and listen to other dads experiences.

Book your FREE place here:

https://dadmatters.org.uk/antenatal-groups/

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Join Dad Matters for a Face to Face Walk and Talk Group

Saturday 15th May 2021

Don’t forget our Dad Matters Walk and talk event on the last Saturday morning of each month.

You will need to book a place with the organiser for each individual walk as places are limited.

Please bring your children, either in a pram or carrier/sling. It may be chilly so wrap up. Layers are good. It may also be warm, so sun screen and hats are also useful. While we’re really looking forward to meeting your babies, if they’re not here yet, or you can’t bring them along for any reason, just let us know, you’ll still be welcome.

We won’t be doing anything too adventurous, just walking, talking and getting to know each other. We will keep to social distance requirements throughout. Please bring a mask for yourself.

We send out Joining instructions to our mailing list, so please make sure you are on there using the link below!

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To book your place and get information about meeting points, please contact the organiser of the event you’d like to attend.

Places are limited. Children under 5 do not count toward the total.

Clifton Country Park, M27 6NG- 10am – 29th May 2021

Contact Nick Samuel – Salford Coordinator – 07511213982

Moses Gate Country Park, BL4 7QS – 10am – 29th May 2021

Contact Dan Blackman – Bolton coordinator – 07936952258

Hyde Park – Tameside, SK14 2EL – 10am – 29th May 2021

Contact Mic Cullen – Tameside coordinator – 07936359545