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. The groups help men look after their own health and wellbeing during a life-changing period of their lives.

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

Who is Being Dad for?

Greenwich Being Dad Groups are free for men who live in Greenwich 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, adopted, foster and stepdads are all welcome.

"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 from it."

A dad on completing Being Dad groups

Being Dad Zoom sessions

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

Topics Covered

Identity

  • Expectation versus 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.
  • Ways of improving your daily lives with the Five Ways to Wellbeing.

Moving Forward

  • Managing Stress, Tiredness and Worry.
  • Learn a mindfulness technique.

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

When: Tuesday evenings from 8pm-9pm.

Contact

Email beingdad@blgmind.org.uk  / telephone 07764 967933 for details of how to join in.

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