Dads Project

The Dads Project supports dads in Northern Ireland who are separating, separated or currently involved within the courts service.

The Dads Project promotes dads being engaged and involved in their children's lives. This project will help you to develop more confidence in your parenting ability and to build  positive connections with other dads in a similar position in your community.   

Over the summer we will be having a drop in service for dads to come along to in Belfast and Derry~Londonderry. The service will run in:

Belfast
Every Thursday from 18th July to 29th August from 3.30 – 5.30pm
Parenting NI Head Office, 42 Dublin Road, Belfast
Derry~Londonderry
Every Wednesday from 17th July to 28th August from 10 – 1pm
Peopleplus, City Factory, 19 Queen Street, Derry~Londonderry

The Dads Project aims to...

Provide services to empower and support separated dads

Promote the importance of children having an ongoing relationship with their dad

Provide dads with knowledge, information and choices

Influence policy change to ensure dads are considered on an equal basis to mothers

Promote children's rights to having access to both parents

Educate professionals about the importance of ongoing engagement with dads

How the Dads Project can support you

Build your confidence
The Dads Project aims to help develop your confidence and build positive connections in your community.
Socialise
At our Dads Talk Group you have the opportunity to share your circumstances with other dads & explore solutions.
Dads workshops

Come along to a workshop or programme to increase your skills as a parent and this will help support and improve your relationship with your child.

Programmes the Dads Project offers

Parenting Apart

Duration: 6 weeks
Aim: To support you in minimising the impact of separation on children

Providing practical guidance on how to talk to your children about separation and how you can help them adapt to the changes ahead.

The programme will help you to focus on your child's needs and to explore your changing role and responsibilities as a parent.

Fathers and Families

Duration: 6 weeks
Aim: To promote positive parenting skills to fathers

This programme is for anyone in a fathering role. The programme gives you the skills to use a positive parenting approach and emphasises the important role fathers play in their children's lives.

The programme is interactive, fun and an opportunity for fathers to build a support network.