Posted on: Thursday 6 January 2022
A new and exciting support programme for dads is set to launch in Torfaen this month.
For Dads, By Dads is an eleven-week programme aimed at helping new and expectant dads with children up to the age of 18 months.
It will include weekly workshops and talks covering a wide range of subjects, including:
- Health and wellbeing
- Diet and nutrition
- Midwife and health visitor information
- Gambling and gaming
The programme, run by the Torfaen Sports Development team, has been devised following research by a number of organisations, including Fathers Outreach, Tidy Butt, Gwent Psychology, Recoveries 4 All and Newport County in the Community.
They found men benefited from having a safe space where they can ask questions and learn about themselves and their children as they start their journey of being a dad. The support groups will help them prepare for the change in their life that a child will bring.
Torfaen Sports Development Officer Jacob Guy, who will be involved in the programme, said: “We know that there is quite a lot of support out there for parents or mothers, but not a lot aimed solely at dads.
With male suicide rates at a high, it’s important that dads are able to come to a group where they can ask questions and learn.“
After completing the programme, dads will be given an opportunity to engage with local community groups, teams and forums suitable for their needs.
For Dads, By Dads, is set to kick off on Thursday 20 January at Pontypool Active Living Centre, from 7pm until 9pm.
A maximum of 30 spaces will be allocated for the programme.
Complete the booking form to secure your place:
For more information call 07980682256 or email Jacob.email@example.com