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Being Dad

As with all good things in life, becoming a dad isn’t without its challenges. Whether it’s your first child or your third, a new baby is a major life transition, bringing different responsibilities and changing the dynamic of relationships. Our Lewisham Being Dad groups are here to help you navigate fatherhood in the most positive way possible.

Who is Being Dad Lewisham for?

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

How much do the courses cost?

Being Dad is a completely free service; however, registration is required.

Led by experienced fathers from a variety of backgrounds, the five-week course will help you:

• Understand the challenges of fatherhood
• Take better care of yourself
• Support your partner.

All while connecting with other local dads who are going through the same experience.

Among many other things, the course will cover:

A father gazing at his babyIdentity

Understanding your parenting identity/style.
Exploring the myth of a ‘Perfect Father or Parent’.

Confidence

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

Relationships

Understanding the changing dynamics between you and your partner, family and friends.

Plus proven techniques for managing stress, tiredness and worry.

June/July 2022 in-person course

Open to: new or expectant dads and men who live in Lewisham and care for children under two years old. Bring your kids and give mum a break!

When: Saturdays 10am – 11.30am, 11 June – 9 July 2022

Where: St Laurence Church, 37 Bromley Rd, Catford, London, SE6 2TS – MAP.

NB: places in our groups are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

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June/July online course

Open to: new or expectant dads and men who and care for children under two years old.

When: Tuesdays, 8pm – 9pm, 14 June – 12 July 2022

Where: online via Zoom. Please contact us at the email address below and we will send login details.

NB: places in our groups are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so please register as soon as possible if you are interested in attending.

Contact

Email beingdad@blgmind.org.uk / tel 07707 274391 for details of how to join in.

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"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."

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