Fathers Day Approaching

Father’s Day is Approaching

Father’s Day is approaching.  It is a time to celebrate all the great Dads out there. But for some Dads, the day can be difficult. They may be struggling with financial problems, relationship issues, or mental health challenges.

There are many reasons why being a Dad can be tough. Dads often feel pressure to provide for their families, both financially and emotionally. They may also feel like they don’t measure up to the expectations of society.

The good news is that there is support available for Dads who are struggling.  Fathers Day is approaching and there is now huge recognition that Dads need help too.  There are many organisations that offer resources and support to Dads, including:

  • DAD.info is a website that provides information and support to dads. The website has a forum where Dads can connect with each other and share their experiences.
  • StrongMen  provides support to men who are struggling with mental health challenges. StrongMen offers a variety of services, including counseling, support groups, and workshops.
  • Gingerbread is an organisation that supports single parents. Gingerbread offers a variety of services, including financial advice, childcare support, and legal advice.
  • Care for the Family gives support to families. Care for the Family offers a variety of services, including counselling, parenting classes, and support groups.
  • Treacle is a brilliantly simple web site which directs you to all sorts of help and support.  It covers everything from money to mental health.  It covers local services in Bradford, West Yorkshire and Bolsover in Derbyshire, however it also has a huge range of national help and support services to discover.

If you are a Dad who is struggling, please know that you are not alone. There are people who care about you and want to help. Please reach out for support.

Here are some additional tips for coping with Father’s Day if you are struggling:
  • Talk to someone you trust. This could be a friend, family member, therapist, or counselor. Talking about how you are feeling can help you to feel less alone and more supported.
  • Do something that makes you happy. This could be anything from spending time with your kids to reading a book to going for a walk. Taking some time for yourself can help you to relax and de-stress.
  • Give yourself a break. It is okay to not be okay on Father’s Day. If you are feeling overwhelmed, take a break from social media and other activities that may be triggering for you.
  • Remember that you are not alone. There are many other dads who are struggling on Father’s Day. There is support available, and you do not have to go through this alone.


A Dad carrying his daughter down a mountain
A Dad carrying his tired daughter down a mountain.