If you work with dads locally or nationally on any issue from childbirth and parenting to family separation and child contact, you may want to attend the Second National Conference for Men and Boys on Friday 2nd November.
The conference promises to be the biggest ever gathering of people committed to improving the lives of men and boys in the UK and will be of particular interest to you are working with dads on a regular basis.
As a delegate you’ll enjoy talks, discussions, best practice presentations and the opportunity to share your experience and ideas with others and ask lots of questions too.
As well as hearing about effective approaches to working with fathers, there’ll be lots of examples of how to work effectively with men from specialists in other sectors like health, mental health, social care and community safety.
Some of the expert speakers and contributors on fatherhood will include:
- Roger Olley from Including Men who led the nationally recognised ‘Fathers Plus’ service for over ten years was awarded the MBE for ‘services to families’ in 2011
- Fathers Reaching Out, a charity support dads dealing with post natal depression
- Ed Hart, a Boys and Young Men Worker with Brook Cornwall who pioneers work with young fathers
- Alistair Mayor an experienced men’s counsellor and father worker who runs ‘SuperDads’ groups in school and is project co-ordinator for The Men’s Network’s Dads Connect project
- Mike White who specializes in working with disadvantaged fathers-to-be through the Dads Matter Too project who believes early intervention is the key to supporting dads
- Andy Wood of MensCraft who has been helping to increase the take up of breast feeding in new mums by working with dads
- Matt O Connor, founder of the equal parenting and fathers’ rights campaign group, Fathers 4 Justice
- A team of young fathers around the UK who are part of the innovative Young Dads TV project
Tickets for the conference range from £50 to £150 and for supporters of The Men’s Network who donate £25 or more in 2012 apply for a FREE ticket today can. Click here now to find out how now.
But before you do that if you live or work in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex or West Sussex why not contact us now to see if you qualify for a further reduction and can get a low cost local partner ticket today – email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Finally, if you’re concerned with helping men and boys get better access to and outcomes from your service, or maybe you’re interested in developing new services and projects for men and boys, then you’ll probably find the forthcoming training called ‘Helping Men Get Help’ very useful.