Free online groups for new and expectant dads during Covid-19

23 October 2020
Father holding new baby

Dads have a critical impact on babies, but during the Covid-19 pandemic, fathers face significant extra challenges.

Many dads are being excluded from NHS appointments, scans or early labour, and access to health visitors or other family support is limited. 

That’s why we’re teaming up with Best Beginnings to run small online groups for dads, under a Barnardo’s programme funded by the Department for Education.

Each group will meet weekly, online, for three sessions with two experienced facilitators. These friendly sessions will connect you to other dads during the pandemic. Dads who wish to attend anonymously by keeping their cameras switched off during the sessions, may do so.

We will talk about top tips for managing stress, taking care of yourself and your baby’s mum, birth, bonding with your baby, breastfeeding, finances and your relationship. The sessions will provide lots of information and resources.

Here’s the link for dads to find out more and register for the sessions: Do please pass it on to men who might benefit (and/or to mums, who could share with their children’s fathers).

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