Being Dad

Being Dad groups are for expectant/new dads or men with parenting responsibility for babies and young children up to two years old.

Our free groups help men learn more about looking after themselves, managing the changes and challenges of parenthood and supporting their partner. The sessions also offer an opportunity to meet other dads.

Bromley Being Dad Groups are free for men who live in Bromley borough and:

  • Are expectant dads
  • Are new dads with a child under two years old or
  • Are male caregivers such as a grandparent of young children up to the age of two.

Stay-at-home, working, adoptive and foster dads and step-fathers are all welcome to the free Being Dad groups.

Our courses normally run over five weeks. However, due to to COVID-19 we are offering Bromley Being Dad drop-in sessions via Zoom for the time being.

“I would like to thank you for the opportunity to part take in the Being Dad group. I found the whole thing brilliant!

“Nev and his team had fresh and raw, hard-hitting, informative sessions. Very open to talk about any subjects relating to a vast spectrum of being a dad.

“The simplicity and realistic nature of how the group was formatted really worked for me, and I know that others got a lot out of it.”

A dad on completing Being Dad groups

Topics covered

Identity
Expectation versus the reality of parenthood.
Explore the myth of a ‘Perfect Father or Parent’.
Changes in identity since becoming a parent.

Confidence
Building confidence as a new parent or partner.
Supporting your partner in your new parental role.

Relationships
Changing dynamics with partners, friends and family.
Identifying ways in which you can maintain and improve relationships.

Connecting
Building your support network and breaking the routine.
How to improve your daily life through the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Moving forward
Managing stress, tiredness and worry.
Learning mindfulness techniques.

The groups are led by men with their own personal experience of looking after themselves as dads or male caregivers to babies and young children.

Being Dad Zoom sessions

Until further notice we will be holding our Being Dad sessions on Zoom.

When: Tuesday evenings from 8pm – 9pm.

Find out more: please email beingdad@blgmind.org.uk or telephone 07704 536424 / 07764 967933 for details of how to join in.

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