Our aim

89%* of men in the UK will experience fatherhood in their lifetime, and we know that children have better outcomes in life when both parents are actively involved in their upbringing from the moment they are born. Our aim is to improve outcomes for children across Scotland to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. Our hope is through achieving this, there will be a larger shift in society toward accepting the vital role Dads play.  *Fatherhood Institute



We run a range of workshops across Scotland for Dads and Mums. We currently offer: Antenatal, Feeding, First Aid, Hair Style and Sleep workshops.

Our antenatal classes are specifically for Dads. The focus is on helping Dads to be understand how important they are and their role is to both Mum and baby. We aim to give them the confidence and skills to enjoy this incredible part of their family life.



Our Edinburgh playgroups are special. They are a place where men can learn from each other, build confidence, spend quality time with their children and have a load of fun. We play together, make friends, learn to draw, read stories, count, investigate, go on trips, make pancakes, generally mess about and have a great time.



Our early intervention primary school work is geared towards improving attainment and parental engagement. In secondary schools we promote gender equality and challenge outdated stereotypes, we also focus on fatherhood and its importance to both boys and girls, for whom starting a family may not be far off.


Young Dads

Becoming a parent can be daunting for anyone. For young men without family support, that may be compounded at a time of setting up a first home, finding work, learning to manage finances, and handle other new pressures of life. We are here to offer one to one mentoring to help young dads, aged 25 or under.


Support Us

There are many ways you can help us to continue to provide our services to those in need. To find out how to Donate, Fundraise or Volunteer visit our support us page.