25 September 2015 | Leave a comment
New research has shown that Family Foundations - the brief series of classes for first-time parents offered in the UK by the Fatherhood Institute - improves birth outcomes as well as easing the transition to parenthood. Researchers found that for mothers who had moderate to high levels of financial stress, depression or anxiety, participation in the programme was linked to more optimal birth weight and/or shorter hospital stays after birth. In separate work, the researchers have estimated that $1 spent implementing the Family Foundations programme saves society at least $3 to $5 in costs due to mental health and behavioural problems. Read the full story »
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16 November 2014 | 3 comments
  Bringing Fathers In is a series of smart, punchy, evidence-based information sheets backed up with a series of online research summaries. 
Campaigns »
27 July 2015 | Leave a comment
The Fatherhood Institute (UK charity number 1075104) is a small charity that has been working behind the scenes to raise the profile of ‘involved fatherhood’ since 1999. 
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18 June 2015 | 3 comments
Dads who need help agreeing post-separation arrangements, including child contact, can now access a free initial consultation with qualified solicitors, barristers and mediators. 
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7 April 2015 | Leave a comment
Welcome to our Young Men Into Childcare page! The Fatherhood Institute is working with London-based partners in the early years and youth sectors to increase recruitment of young men into the childcare profession. 
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2 February 2015 | Leave a comment
I get up 5.15am to go and practice my skating at the local rink. Skating takes my mind off of everyday life. 
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24 January 2015 | Leave a comment
The problem 23% of 3-year-olds are overweight or obese (Hawkins et al, 2009), rising to one third of 11-13 year olds, one in six of whom have high blood pressure, and one in ten, high cholesterol (Brophy et al, 2012) The Father Factor – the early years 95% of parents are in a couple relationship or describe themselves as ‘good friends’ at the time of the birth (Kiernan & Smith, 2003) Fathers have substantial impact on pregnant women’s nutrition (Clift-Matthews, 2009) Fathers gain weight during pregnancy, mainly due to lifestyle factors (Onepoll, 2009) Fathers have substantial impact on whether babies are breastfed, and breastfed babies are less likely to be obese later (Armstrong et al, 2002) Toddlers’ activity levels are linked with their father’s (but not their mother’s) BMI (Sallis et al, 1988). 
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22 January 2015 | Leave a comment
We are offering FREE places at a seminar, ‘A FATHER-INCLUSIVE APPROACH TO SUPPORTING COUPLE RELATIONSHIPS AND CO-PARENTING’, to be held on 13 March at The Priory Rooms in Birmingham. 
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21 January 2015 | 2 comments
Jeremy Davies writes: This morning we were contacted by a radio journalist who wanted us to comment on a study suggesting that, and I quote, “it might be best for dads not to be present at the birth of their children”. 
External (non-FI) research »
16 December 2014 | Leave a comment
  Men in low and middle income countries are generally positive about gender equality – but their participation in household and caregiving tasks remains low, and levels of intimate partner violence are still high, according to a study published in the Men and Masculinities journal.