Dads Can


From homelessness to employment

Case study: From homelessness to employment Rob is a new first time dad just out of his teenage years. He engaged with the project when he and his young family found themselves homeless. We supported Rob to identify and access the appropriate services, while providing emotional support alongside this. Soon after Rob engaged with us, he was found a place in a local hostel, which greatly unsettled him, as he feared it wasn’t appropriate for his young son. We spoke with housing and ensured relevant paperwork was submitted in a timely manner, and a family home was offered to him […]

Changing lives one at a time

Case study: Changing lives one at a time Darren engaged with the project as he found out he was a dad when his son was five months old, and presented with anxiety, general support needs, and risky behaviour. The relationship with the partner had ended when she moved to the north of England. Darren was subsequently told he was a dad, which was not only a shock, but also presented him with emotional and practical issues, with his son so far away. We discussed his current situation, Darren had a strong sense of duty to provide financially, as he couldn’t […]

A night at the rugby for dads and kids

The evening kick-off added to the mystique of the night for the young first timers – floodlights, fireworks, and even a bagpiper – being that Newport Gwent Dragons played Glasgow Warriors. Unfortunately the Dragons lost, due in our opinion, to a forward pass that led to a try for Glasgow, missed by the ref and TV official. We had great seats, filling an entire row right on the touchline, I’m told that we even had a brief slot on the TV when the ball was kicked to touch and narrowly missed being caught by one of our dads! Stick to […]


What are we really doing about this? How many of these men are Fathers? Why isn’t there more research in Fathers Mental Health? The fathers role has changed in the last 20 years. After speaking to another father over the weekend feel we need to change this today. It effects not only families but communities too.  

Support around organising his life

We were contacted by Steve who has a 3 year old son. He asked for “support around organising his life”. What he was finding difficult was juggling being a single parent with finding work, retraining, having time to himself and finding the best way to move forward. He worried that as all his time was spent looking after his child, he would find it hard finding a job and earning money to support them both. Steve is a great dad. However he felt like he needed something else, not just for himself, but for his child. He knew that although […]