Events

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

DADx - PPMH: Call to Action

Thursday, 04 March 2021 at 10:00 AM
Zoom Meeting in Passcode: 563604, United Kingdom

Help us campaign for the better inclusion of dads within perinatal mental health services. 

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Around 20% of mothers and 10% of fathers will suffer from postnatal depression (Fatherhood Institute, 2017). Based on these figures, every year upwards of 5,000 new fathers in Scotland will experience postnatal depression. 

Fathers Network Scotland’s research over many years 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. ​Despite the evidence, paternal perinatal mental health-focused work has not yet been specifically supported or prioritised within the three-year investment into third sector Perinatal and Infant Mental Health work, we are campaigning to change this but we need your help!


On Thursday 4 March at 10am join Chris Miezitis from Fathers Network Scotland to find out how the conversations have been progressing since the last meeting in November and how you can get involved.

A summary of the action so far can be found HERE and full notes and actions from the last meeting can be found HERE

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or follow the link to the ZOOM Meeting HERE

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DADx - Screen Time and the Adolescent Brain

Thursday, 11 March 2021 at 10:00 AM
Zoom Meeting in Passcode: 810497, United Kingdom

What does hours of screen time do to the adolescent brain? How can dads help young adults choose wisely what they watch?

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The ready access 24/7 to extremely arousing entertainment via smartphones makes the job of navigating children through the adolescent years much more challenging than it ever was before. Online gaming, gambling, pornography, social media, and YouTube are specifically designed to target the most vulnerable part of the brain, the reward system. The effect is to keep users hooked on their screens while they shun schoolwork and building other important skills they need to be successful adults. The adolescent brain is more susceptible to the development of mental health problems, including addictions, than at any other stage. Fathers have a significant role to play in helping their children, especially sons, choose wisely. 


On Thursday 11 March at 10am join co-founder of the Reward Foundation Mary Sharpe to learn more about the adolescent brain to be better informed in those important discussions with adolescents and the dads you work with.


Mary Sharpe

Mary Sharpe

Mary Sharpe is a lawyer and Chair of the relationship and sex education charity The Reward Foundation – Love, Sex and the Internet. She co-founded the charity in 2014 with her husband Dr Darryl Mead to make the science behind relationships and sex accessible to a wide audience. She focuses particularly on the impact of internet pornography on adolescents in regard to health, relationships, attainment and law. The charity has produced a set of 7 free core lesson plans on pornography and sexting for high schools. The Reward Foundation also has a free Parents’ Guide to Internet Pornography available on the home page of rewardfoundation.org. This Guide is regularly updated. We have developed a one-day workshop accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners to train healthcare and others professionals in this area. The charity is involved in promoting age verification legislation for pornography. Mary has presented talks and lessons across the UK and internationally and appears regularly on TV and radio.


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