Explore the Directory

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

Fischy Music
34sc
Edinburgh
Supporting emotional, social and spiritual well-being in children through songs and singing.
National Breastfeeding Helpline
10sc
Paisley
Independent, confidential, mother-centred, non-judgmental breastfeeding support and information
National Parent Forum Scotland (NPFS)
41sc
Edinburgh
The National Parent Forum Scotland represents Parent Councils across Scotland. The aim of NPFS is to 'represent parents in pursuit of maximising every pupil's potential'.
Naval Families Federation
5sc
Portsmouth
Speaking up for Naval Service families
NCT  (National Childbirth Trust)
27sc
London,
We're here to support parents. We give them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family, and we introduce them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.
One Parent Families Scotland
33sc
Edinburgh
OPFS provides single parent tailored information, advice, family support, training programmes & flexible childcare. Free helpline: 0808 801 0323
One Parent Families Scotland - Gilmerton Child and Family Centre
0sc
Edinburgh, Scotland
The Edinburgh lone fathers project or Dad's club, has been helping to support and help lone and contact dads for over ten years.
PAMIS
10sc
Dundee
PANDAS Foundation
5sc
Oswestry
Leading UK charity in supporting families suffering from perinatal mental illnesses. The FREE PANDAS Helpline is available from 9am – 8pm every day. Their team are on hand to offer support, advice and can help to signpost to other organisations.
Parent Action for Safe Play
5sc
Coatbridge,
Parent Action for Safe Play aims to improve the quality of life in Coatbridge by delivering an integrated, inclusive and accessible range of play, sports, leisure, and community based services.
Mellow Parenting
76sc
Glasgow
Mellow Parenting is a charity which researches, develops and implements evidence-based parenting programmes around the world.
Parenting across Scotland
15sc
Edinburgh
Parent Network Scotland
92sc
Glasgow
Parent Network Scotland can support you to develop your own ability to bring up confident, happy and nurtured children.
Peeple in Scotland
23sc
Edinburgh
Valuing and extending families’ and practitioners’ understanding about how babies and children learn, and sharing ideas for playing and learning together
Penumbra
15sc
Edinburgh
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities. We support around 1600 adults and young people every week and employ 400 staff across Scotland.
PETAL (People Experiencing Trauma & Loss)
5sc
Hamilton
PETAL Support provides counselling and support services to people who have been affected by the loss of a family member or partner to homicide or suicide in Scotland.
Platform for European Fathers - PEF
10sc
Utrecht
Supporting involved fatherhood, positive parenting, shared parenting and father inclusive policies in the EU!
Play Midlothian
28sc
Dalkeith
Play Midlothian works to improve and increase children’s opportunity to play in Midlothian.
Play Scotland
19sc
Edinburgh
Play Scotland works to promote the importance of play for all children and young people, and campaigns to create increased play opportunities in the community.
PlayTalkRead
35sc
United Kingdom
Playing, talking and reading with your young children can make them happier and healthier now and in the future.
Positive Prison
5sc
Positive Prison? Positive Futures…is a community of interest which draws upon the shared lived experiences of people who are or have been subject to punishment.
Postnatal Depression Borders
24sc
Galashiels, Borders
Having a baby is a major event and many mothers end up feeling overwhelmed by the responsibility. If you are feeling low, coming along to the Postnatal Depression Service for the first time is a big step towards getting the support you need.
Pregnancy and Parents Centre Edinburgh
15sc
Edinburgh
The Pregnancy and Parents Centre is a friendly and welcoming not-for-profit organisation that works with parents-to-be and families in Edinburgh. Dads-2-Be courses available
Quarriers
9sc
United Kingdom
Providing practical care and support for children, adults and families who face extremely challenging circumstances.