Our work with dads include:
Intensive Support: Similar to our intensive family support for mothers, we also offer help and guidance for Dads who may be facing challenges at home. Our Dad’s Coordinators are there to offer a listening ear or helping hand to help dads overcome some of the most challenging times. Support is tailored and offered in a friendly environment, and the support required can vary greatly.
Being Da' Podcast: Created and produced by our Dad’s Co-ordinators Doug and Joe, Being Da’ is a podcast hosted by dads, for dads and looks specifically at dads to be and how they can better prepare for the birth of their child. Special guests from the antenatal field will feature in this series, along with some local dads who join us to share their parenting experiences. You can find the podcast on our website or on Youtube.
Dads & Weans: Held in partnership with Merry-go-round, this group is for dads with children under 2 and allows them to both spend some one-on-one time with their child and a chance to meet other dads. When the weather is good, the group often take a stroll around Queens Park, giving the children an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and play.
Antenatal Workshops: Our free workshop takes place once a month in the New Victoria Hospital on Grange Rd and helps dads-to-be better understand their baby, reduce their own stress and be a better support for their partner. The session aims to provide a map of what labour and birth can be, including dealing with any unexpected challenges during the process. The workshops run from 6pm-8:30pm and can be booked on Eventbrite here.
Dad's Club: This club takes place at Gowanbank Primary every Monday 3-4:30pm and is for children up to the age of 8 attending the school to come along with their dad and work on different activities such as: arts & crafts, building, gardening, creative play and exploring.
Note: this service is only for ethnic minorities , older people and people with disabilities who live in Greater Glasgow
Don't Worry Be Happy will address the mental health/wellbeing inequalities experienced by deafblind people. It offers deafblind people an equitable approach to improving their mental health through accessible phone/home-based one-to-one sessions - mental health brief interventions, advice/support.
Note: this service is only for children and families
We support parents and families in caring for their children and provide therapeutic assistance to help children move on from abuse.