FASTN: promoting healthy, dependable relationships that support families, in all their forms, to thrive

By Catherine Hine, chief executive FASTN Men and women care equally about how the workplace impacts on fast-changing families, our recent research shows. This finding challenges tired and outdated stereotypes of dads rushing off to pursue careers while casting hardly a glance over their shoulder Read More …

EVENT: ‘Dads & Masculinity’ – a safe space for conversation

EVENT: ‘Dads & Masculinity’ – a safe space for conversation  Join us at this informal men’s only discussion to look at how the social construct of masculinity impacts us as men and dads We’ll have a few speakers and a casual, informal conversation. Weds 25th Read More …

We are crowdfunding for our new book ‘DAD’!

We are crowdfunding for our new book ‘DAD’! In the past few months, we’ve been working hard to put together a project that we are so so proud of. We are proud to announce that in the Spring of 2021, we’ll be publishing our first Read More …

My Shared Parental Leave experience – by Sam Draper

My Shared Parental Leave experience Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a geriatric trailer, or a ‘latte papa’ or a stay-at-home day, or Mr Mom… you pick the title, and I’m it. One of the lucky few who took advantage of Shared Parental Leave Read More …

Why more dads should take Shared Parental Leave – by Olympian, Abdul Buhari

Why more dads should take Shared Parental Leave Last year I took three months of Shared Parental Leave to look after my then eight-month-old son Zakariyya. I’ve been lucky enough to have had some pretty amazing experiences in my life – I’ve competed in the Read More …

Why flexible working for men is the key to achieving true gender equality

I’ve been lucky enough to work in organisations that have supported my role as a father. Over the last couple of years I’ve changed my working pattern a number of times and my current role is my most flexible yet. I previously worked compressed hours Read More …