Dads and Male Carers Support Group

A support group for Berkshire birth fathers and male carers (adoptive parents, foster carers and kinship carers) who are parenting/caring for children who have experienced developmental trauma and/or have special needs.

Research shows that men can often feel isolated in their caring role and that a lack of support compounds their stresses. We began a monthly support group for male carers in July 2018. This was a result of feedback we received about the importance of offering support for males in a way and at a time of day that suited them. This well established and attended group has now extended its reach to include birth dads. What has become obvious is that those dads of children with special needs have the same needs for sharing the joys and challenges of parenting in a group where there is understanding and acceptance; a place and time where there’s no unsolicited advice or suggestions given.

Aims of the Support Group:

  • To provide a safe, accepting & supportive environment to share personal experiences, share and explore the unique challenges faced by Dads & Male Carers of children with additional needs
  • To share helpful information and advice about networks & resources provided for Dads & Male Carers

The group is co-ordinated by a member of the PSC team, Peter Burton, who is always very happy to answer any questions you may have. You can contact him via email at pburton@parentingspecialchildren.co.uk

You may find this news clip of interest:  

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-45336800/reading-support-group-for-men-who-care-for-children

Please note: This support group is only suitable for Parents/Carers. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide childcare, or accommodate children, unless otherwise stated.


Covid Precautions
Please do not attend if you/your child or any other member of your household is unwell.
All adults and secondary school age children are required to do a lateral flow test 48 hours prior to attending a PSC event, and test negative.
Please note we will check your temperature on arrival. Anyone found to have a high temperature or displaying signs of being unwell will not be able to join in.

 

 

  • COST £5 per person (plus Eventbrite booking fee)
  • DURATION 2 hours
  • DELIVERED BY A PSC male practitioner
  • FREQUENCY Usually the first Tuesday of the month

Upcoming Courses

There are no upcoming events at this time.