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For Dad's and male carers

At Barton Clough we value the contribution that all adults make to the lives of our children. Families and carers are central to this.  From parental feedback we are aware that sometimes Dads and male carers have less opportunity to work with school, for a variety of reasons.  You have also told us that sometimes the men within our community can find it harder to ask for help or to access support.  Dads and male carers may also have less of a network with other dads and carers. 

 

We are therefore really keen to improve and develop our support and opportunities, specifically for Dad's and male carers at Barton Clough.

 

​It is our intention to establish a group of Dads and male carers to help shape what this looks like in our school.  If you would like to be a part of this exciting opportunity, please contact Miss Bates:

 

​jbates@bartonclough.co.uk

07971 491 940

 

​Ideas that have already been suggested are:

  • Dads and Lads after school club
  • ​'Bring your Dad to school day'
  • ​Construction Challenge - where Dads and male carers are invited to school for fun activities involving building, problem solving and computers
  • ​Male Role Models - Inviting different male role models to speak at assemblies about their jobs, hobbies and what has helped them
  • ​Brew & a bacon butty morning
  • ​Boys & Books - enjoy sharing a book with your child at school
  • ​'Men cry too!' - Drop in sessions for parents / carers, with visitors from specialist support services for men

Help for men...

 

​There are many great organisations, within Trafford and Nationally, offering support specifically for men. You can find out more, about some of these, below:

 

  • Health
    • ​​Movember: uk.movember.com/mens-health/general

 

  • Mental Health: "Every minute a man dies from suicide."
    • ​​NHS Choices: www.nhs.uk/livewell/mentalhealth/Pages/Mentalhealthhome.aspx
    • Samaritans: www.samaritans.org
    • CALM: www.thecalmzone.net
    • MIND: www.mind.org.uk

 

  • Domestic abuse: "Domestic abuse affects 1 in 6 men in their lifetime - you are not alone."
    • ​TDAS: www.tdas.org.uk/men.php
    • Men's Advice Line: www.mensadviceline.org.uk
    • Broken Rainbow: www.broken-rainbow.org.uk
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