Dads Rock

Dads Rock

Are you a dad who wants to build some confidence, meet other dads, get a bit of support with the struggles of fatherhood, and want to do so while getting to spend more quality time with your wee one? It’s time to get the support you deserve.

Dads Rock are a national charity who do remarkable work by inspiring dads to be more actively involved in their children’s upbringing. From dad-focused play groups, workshops, music lessons, peer support, and more, there’s plenty of ways to get dads involved and feel supported.

Click here to get support and find out more.

Services Available

Music Lessons
  • For young people and families: the Dads Rock Academy project provides weekly music lessons for young people aged 7+ and their families. It allows families to learn together and to be part of a musical community. Lessons every Tuesday evening at The Music Box, Edinburgh College, Sighthill.
Young Dads
  • Supporting young dads and their families: The 'Young Dads' project provides 1:1 mentoring to support young dads, aged 25 or under in Glasgow and Edinburgh. Becoming a parent can be daunting for anyone. For young men without family support, that may be compounded at a time of setting up a first home, finding work, learning to manage finances, and handle other new pressures of life.
Play Groups
  • Dads Rock playgroups are special, they are places where Dads can learn from each other, build confidence, spend quality time with their children and have fun. Their indoors Dads Playgroup is in Edinburgh on Sundays. Their ‘Dads in the Wood’ sessions are outdoors on Saturdays in both Glasgow and Edinburgh. They play together, make friends, paint, read stories, go on trips, look for bugs, generally mess about and have a great time.
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  • Peer support for new dads: A national service to support dads in the perinatal stage who feel their mental health could be better (perinatal is from when you first learn you are going to be a dad and up to your baby's first birthday). Dads are matched with highly-trained peer support volunteers, who are more experienced Dads, to give emotional support during this life changing time.