It’s been great to see so many male parents and carers visiting our centres and website so we wanted to welcome you all.
Our Groups and Sessions
Dads are welcome at all of our sessions and groups. Whether that’s Stay & Play, Baby Massage or our parenting courses. Have a look at the Timetable Page so see if there is something that you’d like to enjoy with your child.
We also have one just for you to chat to our early years practitioners, have fun with your little ones and meet other Dads. Book your place here.
There’s also lots of other support for Dad’s available.
Being Dad drop-in Zoom sessions are available to all Dads and male carers. There’s no need to book, simply log on when you can and chat to other expectant or current Dads for advice and support. Find out more: email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 07707 274391 for details of how to join in.
January – February Zoom course
Open to: dads and male caregivers during pregnancy/with babies up to two years old.
Please note: as this is a Lewisham-funded initiative, priority spaces are given to Lewisham residents, but the group is open to men from Greenwich and Bromley too.
When: Tuesdays, 8pm – 9pm, 17 January – 7 February 2023
Where: online via Zoom. Please contact us at email@example.com and we will send login details.
Who is it for?
If you’re a new dad, or expectant dad in Lewisham, Bexley, Bromley, Greenwich, Lambeth, Southwark Future Dads is the course for you.
Future Dads covers a range of topics, including:
- Practical skills: How to hold, feed, bathe, change and bond with your baby
- Being a dad: Why dads are important and what kind of dad you want to be
- Relationships: How having a baby can have an impact on relationships with your partner, friends and family
- Self-care: How to look after your physical and mental health and wellbeing
- A midwife will also be on hand to answer your questions about the birth and beyond!* (on full one day course*)
For more information email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wherever you are in your journey, you’re not alone: Other Dads are experiencing the same issues and worries, some have struggled along to a brighter place.
The group is inclusive and respectful. GayDads attending are out, in and every stage between; single, partnered, married, civilly-unioned, divorced etc.; Some guys had kids with an ex-wife, some are parents by surrogacy. We are every kind of ‘rainbow family.’
We find that meeting up now and again is fun and helps.
Wherever you’re at, at London Gay Dads Meetups there’s always a warm welcome.
What’s in the guide
Here’s a summary of what the guide covers:
Chapter 1 – The science of ‘becoming Dad’
Chapter 2 – Looking after yourself
Chapter 3 – Supporting mum
Chapter 4 – Looking after your relationship
Chapter 5 – Getting to know your baby
Chapter 6 – Juggling work and home
Chapter 7 – What to do if you’re struggling
Join the Fatherhood Institute network to receive a free PDF of Becoming Dad.