Fathers Focus Forum

On 29th November we held our first Forum event as Parent & Infant Mental Health Scotland. We were joined by member organisations Fathers Network Scotland and Dads Rock, who told us about the issues facing dads in Scotland now, and about the support that would help them. We also heard from PIMHS chair, Joanne Smith, about the evolution of PIMHS and how central dads are to that. You can watch the full conversation via YouTube (below), but for more information please contact, or

As well as being part of our Forum, both Dads Rock and Fathers Network Scotland were interviewed for an article in the Herald on Sun 3rd December. Read the article: ‘How Scotland’s dads are swapping bread-winning for child-raising’ here:

Other resources you might be interested in exploring include a petition to “Give fathers/second parents a right to 6 weeks’ paid leave in baby’s first year” (created by the Fatherhood Institute) and a blog from Fathers Network Scotland on ‘Supporting Single Dads’.

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