Dads Rock is expanding its support network
A charity that offers vital support around fatherhood is expanding.
Dads Rock is set to begin offering its support services in Glasgow.
There are more than 800 teenagers who become dads in Glasgow every year, and Dads Rock is one of the few organisations that can directly support them. The aim is to give the young men the skills and confidence to enjoy the experience of being a father.
A recent study revealed that 30% of children in Glasgow on the child protection register are there due to poor parental mental health, an increase from 14% prior to Covid-19.
“Our Young Dads program is a one-to-one service tailored to the individual. First we get to know the man and his situation, then develop a program with them to build their confidence and range of skills”, said Amy Craig-Carmichael, Dads Rock young dads project worker.
Most of the support is direct from Dads Rock itself, other aspects may be provided by external organisations with specific expertise and guidance from the charity.
The charity already has a variety of online parenting workshops with a growing number of Glasgow dads who are keen to be involved. By offering the Young Dads Project in the area, the charity hopes to make a bigger difference and improve the lives of many dads, families and children.
The feedback that Dads Rock receive is one of the most rewarding aspects of helping young dads out there. “The client found this a really positive experience and their confidence has grown...the service is invaluable” said Christine Cowan, social worker.
The charity takes referrals from other professionals and charitable organisations or you can self refer by calling 07508529469.