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Grand Hotel Blackpool

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FY1 2JQ

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Bringing together a national audience of fellow practitioners, academics and volunteers to discuss the importance of Dads in early years

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Following directly after Men’s Mental Health Week and Fathers Day, this conference will focus on the importance of Dads and male role models in early child development, families and wider community life.

Together with the conference’s chair Professor Paul Ramchandani from University of Cambridge and also Mark Williams author of ‘Daddy Blues’, the Blackpool Centre for Early Child Development has developed the event to bring together an audience of local and national practitioners and academics.

Does your project or organisation work directly with Dads? Are you looking to establish a support system for Dads in your community? Would you like to network and share best practices with other local, regional and national organisations?

Leading national experts in the field of early child development will provide a national and international perspective on the innovative work surrounding the role of Dads, and that of men’s mental health and wellbeing.

A choice of workshop sessions will offer an opportunity to hear directly from innovative Dads’ projects that are being established across the country, working towards improving family health and fitness, literacy and relationships.

Speakers include:

  • Professor Paul Ramchandani, LEGO® Professor of Play in Education, Development and Learning at University of Cambridge: Presenting research into the importance of Dads in play, bonding and parenting
  • Mark Williams, Author of ‘Daddy Blues’ and founder of Fathers Reaching Out: Talking about the importance of Dads’ mental health and raising awareness of paternal depression
  • Dr Anna Machin, an Oxford University-based evolutionary anthropologist, author, and broadcaster who has spent ten years researching the psychology, biology, and behaviour of new fathers
  • Dave Devenney, director at Fathers Network Scotland developing engagement opportunities across all sectors to build a father-friendly world
  • Sharin Baldwin - NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellow at King’s College London, a trained nurse, midwife and health visitor, currently also working as Health Visiting Clinical Academic Lead at London North West Healthcare University Trust.

Workshops will explore:

• Dads’ Health

• Policy

• Relationships

• The local offering available for Dads at ‘A Better Start’ sites in Blackpool, Bradford, Lambeth, Nottingham and Southend-on-Sea

As well as an opportunity to network, there will be an exhibition area providing further information on national initiatives and programmes that are available for commission.

Please note that tickets are limited and charge of £75 may apply to delegates outside Blackpool.

If you work in Blackpool or with A Better Start Bradford/Lambeth/Nottingham/ Southend on Sea, this event is free of charge.

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