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100_0867.JPG100_0839.JPGWe recognise that community services can often appear to be geared around the needs of Mothers. Dads can feel left out.  However, we know that fathers and male carers have an equally important role to play with their children and have needs of their own - after all children don't come with “instructions!” and a parent's role can be very demanding for both Mums and Dads.  

When dads and male carers are involved in their child’s life, the child is more likely to:    



Blyth Valley Children’s Centres are committed to: 

·          Increasing reach to fathers and male carers in the area

·          Increasing engagement of fathers and male carers in the full range of services and activities including groups, decision making forums, volunteering

·          Promoting positive involvement of fathers and male carers in their children’s lives

·          Improving outcomes for children as a result of positive involvement

·          Ensuring access for young fathers and young fathers to be Promotions

A few Dads have expressed that they would like a drop-in session that is exclusively for men and their children. So Dads, if you would like to find out more about how you can get involved, or you have ideas about how we can be supporting Dads in general, please let us know.  

For more information please contact: the centre manager Dorothy Lewis on 01670 710080 



Please see some useful links below:  

Counselling Directory
Counselling Directory was set up by a team who know how difficult it can be to find support. Through our own experiences of mental health issues, we have learnt how important having relevant information is and how the right support can help transform lives. Our team is passionate about counselling and we want to promote the huge benefits talk therapy can have. On the website we have a page on stress which can be found below.
Click here to view Counselling Directory

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Dads info
We're here to get information to dads, so that they can get the best for their kids.

The information and services available for 'parents' are usually aimed at mums and, as we've found ourselves, it's all too easy for dads and dads-to-be to end up feeling sidelined.

We're a new company set up to change that - to give dads a free and permanent source of the information they're likely to need - from pregnancy, birth and babies to financial, legal and education info - from a dad's perspective. A new home for dads on the web.

Click here to view Dad's info web site

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Dads UK
A voluntary support group for dads offering advice, information and forums.
Click here to view the Dads UK website

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Dads/Male Carers and Kids Saturday Club
Saturday 4th December 10.30 am - 12.30 pm

Big Cooks, Little Cooks!

A fun 2 hour cook and taste workshop for Dads & Kids!
Meet other fathers, grandparents and male carers. Join us spending quality time with your children. Fun activities and exciting trips!

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Families Need Fathers
Families Need Fathers is a registered UK charity which provides information and support to parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. FNF is chiefly concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown.
Click here to view the Families Need Fathers website

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Fathers Direct
An organisation that promotes the role of all fathers. Articles and forums.
Click here to view the Fathers Direct website

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Home Dad
An interactive web site for dads bringing up their children. Dads can meet up, offer advice and support and share their experiences of hands-on fathering. The site has news, features and information, details on starting a playgroup and how to find other home dads. There is a bulletin board for messages and regular chat room sessions.
Click here to view the Home Dad website

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Information Guide for Fathers of Disabled Children
As a father of a disabled child you will have to adapt to a new and sometimes challenging set of circumstances. This guide will help you learn more about practical information you may need and help you understand how other fathers have experienced having a disabled child.

Click here to view the Guide

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La Leche League - Breastfeeding and Fathers

Click here to view La Leche League

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An American site with a searchable collection of articles and links to sites for all fathering issues.
Click here to view the Slow Lane website

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