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Being Dad groups and drop-in sessions

Becoming a dad isn’t without its challenges. Whether it’s your first child or your third, a new baby is a major life transition, bringing different responsibilities and changing the dynamic of relationships, our Lewisham Being Dad groups are here to help you navigate fatherhood.


Who is Being Dad for?

Lewisham Being Dad groups are free for men who live in Lewisham borough and:

  • Are expectant dads.
  • Are new dads with a child under two years old.
  • Are male caregivers such as a grandparent of young children up to the age of two.

Stay-at-home, working, adoptive and foster dads and step-fathers are all welcome.

Topics covered include:

  • Understanding your parenting identity/style.
  • Supporting your partner in your new parental role.
  • The changing dynamics with your partner, family and friends.

Plus proven techniques for managing stress, tiredness and worry.

The groups are led by men with their own personal experience of looking after themselves as dads or male caregivers.


November – December Zoom groups

When: Tuesday evenings 8-9pm, starting on 14 November – 5 December

Where: Online via Zoom. You will be sent login details after you have registered.

Open to: new or expectant dads and men who and care for children under two years old.

NB: As this is a Lewisham-funded service, priority is given to Lewisham residents, but dads from Bromley and Greenwich are welcome too if space is available.

Register here 


“I would like to thank you for the opportunity to part take in the Being Dad group. I found the whole thing brilliant!

“Nev and his team had fresh and raw, hard-hitting, informative sessions. Very open to talk about any subjects relating to a vast spectrum of being a dad.

“The simplicity and realistic nature of how the group was formatted really worked for me, and I know that others got a lot out of it.”

A dad on completing Being Dad groups

Download the Wellbeing skills for new dads partners & non-birthing parent pack


Find out more: please email beingdad@blgmind.org.uk or telephone 07707 274391 for details of how to join in.

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