Groups for Dad's and support for your wellbeing

Parenting is a full-time job and it's really important to take time to look after your own wellbeing. While parenting can be incredibly rewarding, it's also stressful and hard work at times.

Take a look at our parental wellbeing section information on ways to manage your wellbeing and services that can help. 

DadPad

DadPad is free online information pack developed by dads for dads; helping fathers across Herefordshire and Worcestershire prepare for family life and tackles the mental health issues which can affect new parents.

The app is available to download from App store or Google Play story and covers a range of topics, such as, breastfeeding support, awareness of mental health difficulties, the anxiety and frustrations that come with parenthood. As well as hands-on advice on nappy changing and surviving with no sleep! It aims to provide new fathers with guidance on how to develop the mind-set, confidence and practical skills needed to meet their baby’s physical and emotional needs.

Visit the DadPad website to download the app for free.

Adventure Dads

A group for dads and male care givers of children and young people aged 0-19 in the Wyre Forest area.

This group meets regularly and is a great way to socialise, meet new people and share experiences.

You can attend with or without your children.

The group plans its own adventures and activities and welcomes new ideas.

"Being a Dad is the most amazing yet most terrifying thing I have ever done"

For more information and to book, contact Brookside Family Hub on 01562 827207 or Half Crown Wood Family Hub on 01299 877920. Alternatively, email the team - admin.wyreforest@barnardos.org.uk.