Dads Service

General Information

Dads Group was created following discussions and input from a group of dads and dads to be. These dads took part in a study carried out by Brecon and District Mind and The Powys Local Health Board. The study was led by the dads who identified that there was not enough support for new and expectant dads. They asked for more in their local areas to support them in their transition to parenthood and becoming a dad. Amongst many identified themes of support, the main request was for a Dads Group that can provide a space for them to talk!

It was essential that the dads led the study and their voices heard in what they needed and wanted to support them in their transition to parenthood and becoming a dad.   The Executive summary of the Report showcases their valuable voices. Click on the link below to view the Executive Summary.

How Can it Help?

This is a new and exciting initiative for the Family Support Team. Our Facilitator, Matt is a father of two and a Wellbeing Practitioner at Brecon and District Mind. The support he offers is informal and is first and foremost a space to share experiences and tips, learn and get any help or advice needed.

We have a private Facebook group for dads as well as the option of one to one support over the phone, on zoom, or face to face. The idea is for new and expectant dads to come together and share knowledge and stories. We aim to boost the morale and confidence for expectant fathers and fathers with children aged 0 to 4. Being a new parent or a parent of young children can be difficult and sometimes it can put a strain on relationships.  Within the Dads Group we give dads the tools to take on whatever comes their way in parenthood and to be the role models that they want to be.  The journey of fatherhood is lifelong and everchanging, it is our goal to help make the start of family life enjoyable and to give dads a chance for some dad time where they can talk and discuss whatever they choose in a non-judgmental environment. 

Have a little look at our tips and advise videos.

For more information contact dads@breconmind.org.uk or call 01874 611529

You can also complete the Referral Form and return back to us.