Fathers Day is just around the corner and our calendar is chock-a-block with activities which we hope you’ll enjoy and get involved with…
DADx - Fathers' Mental Health Campaigning - Wed 14 June 18:30
When Mark Williams first started discussing his experience of postnatal depression with the press in 2011 he was met with ridicule and scepticism. His claim that men could suffer from PND was laughed at and his masculinity questioned. Yet despite the public criticism, Mark continued to speak out about his personal struggle so others would not have to.
Fast forward 12 years and thankfully understanding and support of paternal mental health is improving. And as we approach International Fathers' Mental Health Day, (which Mark co-founded) we are delighted he can join us for a special DADx to discuss his experience of campaigning, what he thinks has changed since 2011 and what still needs to be done to support new dads and their families.
Annual Dads Survey
Last week we launched our survey and have been taken aback by the response. So far over 400 dads have responded telling us what life is like for them, how they are coping at home and work, and what they think would improve the lives of dads in Scotland. We are aiming to reach 1,000 dads by the end of June but we will need your help…
If you’re a Dad living in Scotland have your say - just CLICK THIS LINK button to get started.
Help us SPREAD THE WORD - please share the survey with your networks USING THIS LINK or simply click on the logos below share or retweet our post on:
Summer Family Adventure Launch - Fri 30 June
We know it can be tricky to come up with fun things to do with kids over the summer that don’t cost the earth. That’s why we have teamed up with the Scottish Book Trust, Smart Play Network and Education Scotland to create seven FREE holiday adventures.
Getting involved couldn’t be simpler - just follow us on social media and every Friday we’ll unlock a new adventure packed with low or no cost, fun ideas to help families Splash, Munch, Journey and Go Wild together.
If your a professional working with families you can find out more and download the complete pack of adventures HERE.
Scotland’s Best Dad Joke - Competition
Do your kids fall about laughing every time you tell a joke? Do you secretly believe you could give Billy Connolly a run for his money? - It’s your time to shine… our friends at Dads Rock are running a competition to find Scotland’s best dads Joke - You can find out more and GET INVOLVED HERE.
Winners will be announced on Father’s Day when Dads Rock Takeover Saughton Park on 18th June 2023. YOU CAN PICK UP TICKETS HERE.
‘Fathers’ Book Launch
We loved the photographs from Eoin Carey new book 'Father' so much we used one to promote our 2023 Dads Survey.
Eoin's celebration of fathers sheds a touching light on paternal routine in Glasgow. The project looks at parenting from the point of view of fathers and seeks to create a visual vocabulary for male care. It shows fathers with their children in natural, domestic settings and captures the intimacy, stress, play and poetry of parenthood. It seeks to counter the perceived stereotypes that still remain of fathers being either heroes, incompetent or simply absent, and to show the importance of a father's role in their children's lives.