Are you holding an event that welcomes dads as parents? A conference you’d like fathers to attend, or a fun day where dads can bring their children and families? Let us know about events, activities and training around fatherhood in Scotland and we’ll publicise it for you here.

That means if you’re looking for dad-flavoured events, this is the place to find out about them! Use our listings below to see what’s happening – and reserve your place

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Past events

AGM - Newborn Dads: from invisible to visible

Tuesday, 30 October 2018 at 12:30 PM · 57 rsvps
Glasgow Caledonian University in Glasgow, United Kingdom

Join us for Fathers Network Scotland's AGM on Tue 30th October in The Lantern at Glasgow Caledonian University

The AGM will be an opportunity not only to reflect on the past year and explain the upcoming changes within the organisation but also share our focus for the next year.

This year there will be a particular focus on what dads need before, during and after childbirth and the difference they can make to childhood outcomes.We have lined up some inspiring speakers to share their experiences and views including Adrienne Burgess CEO, Fatherhood Institute, Donna Brough from the Perinatal Team at NHS Ninewells and Kate Magumese - Public Health Nurse/Health Visitor in Fife.



Registration, networking & buffet lunch 


Fathers Network Scotland – Welcome and year at a glance 

Willie Campbell - Chair, FNS


Who’s Bloke in the Room – Nuffield Report

Adrienne Burgess - CEO, Fatherhood Institute


Including Dad @ Ninewells - Small changes making a big difference

Donna Brough - Perinatal Team NHS Ninewells


Break and facilitated table discussions - So what? Now What?


Understanding Dad - Taster session

Chris Miezitis - Understanding Dad Programme Lead, FNS


How are you dad? – How can Health Visitors include dad?

Kate Magumese - Public Health Nurse/Health Visitor, NHS Fife


What’s next for FNS

Dave Devenney - Head of Programmes, FNS


Panel Q&Q

Adrienne Burgess, Donna Brough, Kate Magumese, Chris Miezitis


Thank you and Close

Willie Campbell - Chair, FNS

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whos the bloke in the room

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 at 09:30 AM
Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh , United Kingdom


Join us for a round table discussion on Wednesday 31st October, from 9:30-11:30 in The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh.

The meeting will be an opportunity to hear from Adrienne Burgess CEO of the Fatherhood Institute and author of the Nuffield Foundation Review on Fathers during pregnancy and at the birth in the UK titled 'Who's the bloke in the room?

Adrienne will share the evidence used to develop the report and discuss the six recommendations identified to include fathers in maternal services. 

We will then have a facilitated discussion on how these recommendations fit with the Scottish Governments:'The Best Start: A Five-Year Forward Plan for Maternity and Neonatal Care in Scotland recommendations and agree any further actions to take forward. 





 Who's the bloke in the room? - Nuffield Foundation Review Recommendations

 Adrienne Burgess - Author and CEO Fatherhood Institute 


 Round table discussion


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how are you dad?

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 at 09:30 AM
Royal Scots Club in Edinburgh , United Kingdom


Join us on Wednesday 28th November, from 9:30-11:30 in The Royal Scots Club, Edinburgh for our 'How are you Dad?' initial Advisory Group Meeting.

The purpose of this meeting is to explain the project, share the training material, plan the delivery and explore how to measure the impact of this pilot.

About the Project

Funded by Scottish Government Improving Health and Well Being Fund the project is to achieve the following outcomes:

  1. An increased understanding by practitioners and NHS maternity staff of fathers’ perinatal mental health, and the impact this has on children and families.
  2. More dads being asked about their mental health.
  3. More mums and dads will be aware of importance of their mental health including postnatal paternal depression & Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in men.
  4. More dads accessing support for their poor mental health.
  5. NHS staff and key 3rd sector staff will be able to up-skill and support their colleagues so that this training is ongoing and sustainable.

Our partner Fathers Reaching Out will be delivering this project with our Understanding Dad Programme Lead Chris Miezitis.

Who will be attending

There will be representation from Scottish Government Maternal Health, Royal College of Midwifery, Maternal Mental Health Forum, Cross Reach, Health Improvement & Equality Officers, evaluation expert and other interested parties.





 How are you Dad? 

 Mark Williams - Author of 'Daddy Blues, post natal depression in fatherhood' and founder of Fathers Reaching Out

 Chris Miezitis - Understand Dad Project Lead, FNS


 Round table discussion


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