Fathers Network Scotland Exists to:
- Promote the physical, mental and emotional health and wellbeing of fathers in Scotland through the provision of support to men in all aspects of their role as fathers and to raise awareness and increase understanding of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting
- Advance education through the development and promotion of good practice in all aspects of work with fathers and the production and dissemination of information and research related to fatherhood and work with fathers.
Life out of lockdown survey 2021 Results
Initial Findings from our 'Life out of lockdown' Survey are available NOW
Dads wellbeing and level of positive engagement can have a profound impact on the children and family that surround them. With well over 400,000 dads with dependant children in Scotland the impact of 'How dads are doing', can not be underestimated.
Click HERE for the key findings or to download the full report
better mental health services for new dads & dads to be
For a number of years we have been campaigning for the better inclusion of dads within perinatal mental health services. The research is clear: fathers often feel excluded from perinatal services, and perinatal services still tell us that they’re not sure how to get dads involved.
So were delighted that with support from the Perinatal Infant Mental Health Fund our new project Father Inclusive Practice and Support will go ahead in the new year. Stay tuned for details of this collaborative project.
Find out about our Understanding Dad training
Find out about our Understanding Paternal Mental Health training
Our Covid-19 Response
FNS’s work is continuing across Scotland as we respond to increased demand for our support. In response, our projects & team continue to use a variety of innovative methods to maintain contact with our network offering support and resources.
For dads & Families we can help you find the support you need either locally or nationally through our dad-friendly directory. There is also a dads WhatsApp group and a range of helpful resources.
For professionals we provide training, a dedicated Facebook group, regular DADx talks and meet ups and a suite of resources for health, education and family workers.