The Lodge: monthly peer support sessions for new dads – next session on Mon 26 July
So you’re a new dad – congratulations! And welcome to fatherhood. Good to have you in the club – strap in and get ready for the best ride of your life.
We know you are probably feeling a mixture of emotions at the moment – excited and grateful for your new baby and your family and an overwhelming sense of pride coupled with an equally overwhelming tiredness and adjustment to your new life. Being a new dad can be really tough. Your relationship with your partner changes, you suddenly have zero free time and your most probably knackered 24/7! It sounds really cliche to say but it does get easier, once you get through the first 18 months and find some routine (and sleep) you’ll soon feel back to yourself again.
To help you through the first stages of fatherhood, we host monthly peer support sessions for new dads. The sessions are an informal get together, on zoom. They are super chilled and a chance to meet and talk to other new and like minded dads. Our next session is on Monday 26th July and you can sign up here.
By the way, we won’t be covering any of the practical parenting stuff, like how to feed and burp – this is all about YOU, as a man and as a dad. We know that the dad often plays second fiddle in early parenting but you’ve been through a life changing experience too and you need to have some time to reflect on how you are coping.
- identity and finding time for you
- managing mental health and wellbeing
- finding a good work life balance
- communicating in relationships