Supporting Dads expecting, adjusting to life with a new baby or who have experienced baby loss.

Providing practical, emotional support and friendship to Suffolk families.

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 Our Dad Matters team support dads with anxiety, stress and mental health issues, helping them to cope better with difficult situations, understand what they’re going through, and ultimately have positive family relationships.

We work with services to increase engagement and knowledge across the sector, including hospitals and health teams across Suffolk.  We want to make sure that dads know how important they are to their baby, and that taking care of their own wellbeing is important.

In many situations, especially around birth and having a new baby, dads can feel they ‘need to be strong for their partner’ and can dismiss their own struggles.  We understand this, and aim to help dads find the right kind of support to help them be the dad they want to be.

Dad Matters supports dads whose partners are expecting, or who have a baby under 2.  

 

We provide support with attachment, mental health and access to services, in partnership with maternity, health visiting and early years support services.

We run peer support groups for dads at antenatal clinics and classes, and provide antenatal outreach information and support, as well as signposting to other organisations.

We advocate for dads within services, create online conversations for dads, share information through social media and our website, and provide training for professionals to ensure dads are included in their focus.

Volunteering with Dad Matters

Our Dad Champion volunteers support dads in a variety of ways:

Outreach – Our outreach volunteers engage dads at events, through organisations and in maternity settings.  98% of dads attend a scan appointment with their partners, which is a great opportunity to engage dads around the support that is available to them.

Group Support Facilitator – facilitating group discussions in partnership with antenatal groups, providing a space for dads to talk about their questions or concerns.

If you have any questions about volunteering with Dad Matters, email Ana, our Dad Matters Coordinator, or give her a call on 07763 598213. 

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Interested in volunteering?

We’d love to hear from you!

Call our team on 01473 621104 or click here to find out more.