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Welcome to the FNS Directory of dad-friendly groups and organisations in Scotland! This is the place to connect with organisations, professionals and volunteer groups working with dads and families across the country.

Looking for a playgroup in your area which welcomes dads? Do you need support, advice or information as you take up a new parenting role? Or perhaps you’re an organisation that wants to engage with fathers locally? You’ll find help with all of this and more in our directory and interactive map.

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208 listings in Directory

Home-Start Glasgow North
55sc
Glasgow
Home-Start Glasgow North is a voluntary organisation set up to increase the confidence and independence of families with at least one child under five years old who are experiencing difficulties.
Home-Start Glasgow South
43sc
Glasgow
Home-Start Glasgow South is a charity supporting families with a child under 8. Helping parents build better lives for their children through volunteer support.
Homestart Glenrothes
15sc
Glenrothes
Supporting local families with at least one child under 5 yrs. Practical and emotional support is offered through our Home-Visiting volunteers and groups.
Home-Start Highland
10sc
Invergordon, Scotland
Home-Start Highland helps and supports fathers to play a more active role in the early years of their children’s lives.
Home-Start Kincardine
15sc
Stonehaven
Home-Start Kincardine is a voluntary organisation committed to promoting the positive sides to family life. Our support is free, confidential and non-judgmental. In fact, almost 25% of families refer themselves to Home-Start which speaks for itself. conta
Home-Start Kirkcaldy
10sc
5 South Fergus Place
Home-Start Kirkcaldy offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with young children in Kirkcaldy, Kinghorn, Burntisland and Cardenden. S
Home-Start Lorn
9sc
United Kingdom
Home-Start Lorn has been supporting families in the area since 1988. Our Home-Visiting volunteers, who are all parents themselves, offer friendly, practical support to families with at least one child under five years of age.
Home-Start Majik
50sc
Dunoon
Family support charity, supporting families with a child under five, helps parents build better lives for their children. #homestart
Home-Start Orkney
21sc
Kirkwall
Family support charity, supporting families with a child under five, that helps parents build better lives for their children #homestart
Home-Start Renfrewshire and Inverclyde
30sc
Paisley
Across Renfrewshire & Inverclyde we offer home-visiting volunteer support to families with children under 5. Free & confidential. BIG Lottery funded.
Home-Start West Lothian
23sc
Livingston,
We are a local befriending charity supporting families by reducing their isolation as well as helping to improve children’s health, well-being and development.
Home-Start Wigtownshire
15sc
United Kingdom
Home-Start supports families who are finding it difficult to cope with the stresses of bringing up a young family.
Inspiring Scotland
29sc
Edinburgh
We bring together people, communities, organisations and government to drive social change and transform lives. For a Scotland without poverty or disadvantage.
Fatherhood Institute
83sc
United Kingdom
The Fatherhood Institute is one of the most respected fatherhood organisations in the world. Our work focuses on policy, research and practice.
Jeely Piece Club
37sc
Glasgow
The Jeely Piece Club is dedicated to supporting and improving play & learning opportunities for children and families in Castlemilk and across the City
Lgbt Health
20sc
Edinburgh
LGBT Health and Wellbeing provides support services and information to improve health, reduce social isolation and promote equality for LGBT people in Scotland.
Listening Books
10sc
London
A charity providing an audiobook library service for anyone living in the UK who finds that an illness, disability, learning difficulty or mental health condition, impacts on their ability to read or hold books.
Literacy Trust
30sc
United Kingdom
The National Literacy Trust is the only national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK.
Livingston dads group
20sc
United Kingdom
Spend quality time with your children, play and have fun in a friendly, child centred environment. You can meet other dads and ask for advice. Group meets every Monday and is open to all dads with children under 3.
Making Gender Equality Real
25sc
Edinburgh
This Children in Scotland project is funded by the Scottish Government, 2008-2012. It promotes the value and importance of involving fathers positively in their children’s lives.
MCR Pathways
19sc
Glasgow
MCR Pathways is a Glasgow based charity. Our vision is that every care experienced and disadvantaged young person in Glasgow, and soon Scotland, gets the same education outcomes, career opportunities and life chances as every other young person.
MenandBoysCoalition
21sc
United Kingdom
A mutually supportive network of organisations, academics, professionals and commentators committed to taking action on issues affecting men and boys in the UK.
Menself
10sc
Troon
MENSELF + (Men Encouraging and Nurturing Self Efficacy to Live life Fully) offers a range of innovative and relevant educational support services with a view to improving the health and well-being of men in Scotland. We facilitate access to existing H
Men's Sheds Association
5sc
United Kingdom
A Men’s Shed is a larger version of the typical man’s shed in the garden – a place where he feels at home and pursues practical interests with a high degree of autonomy.
Men's Shed - The Westhill
20sc
Westhill
A place for men to meet, relax and have a laugh. All men welcome!
Mental Health Foundation
15sc
United Kingdom
The UK's charity for everyone's mental health, promoting good mental health for all.
Merry-Go-Round Glasgow
10sc
Glasgow
We are a Children's Boutique selling pre-loved childrens goods at low low prices we also host Dads group 'Pater Patter' every Saturday morning.
Midlothian Sure Start
76sc
Dalkeith
A quality support service to families with very young children in Midlothian.
Mind the Men
15sc
MindtheMen are a proactive men's (18+) peer to peer suicide prevention support group. A safe place to talk, listen and feel supported. #SupportGranted