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Our go-to zone for advice on supporting dads throughout this pandemic.

Who Locked The Dads In? congresses – the best bits

In 2020 and 2021 we held congresses for Who Let The Dads Out group leaders and teams. These events provided encouragement to teams as they sought to support families during the pandemic. They also inspired those considering setting up a group for the first time.

You can catch up on the best bits from all four congresses below.

Congress 4 – November 2021 event. Rebound

Click on the video below to watch the Q&A panel discussion with Mark Chester, Heidi Glendenning, Vicky Reedy and Geoff Court (30 minute running time).

Congress 3 – July 2021 event. Support and engagement

Click on the video to watch Rich Keeble’s keynote talk (14 minute running time).

Click on the link below to watch a Case Study with Jon Butler – Freedom Community Church Aberystwyth (6 minute running time).

Click on the link below to watch the Q&A panel discussion with Mark Chester, Rich Keeble, Dan Brimelow and Andy Lancey (35 minute running time).

Congress 2 – February 2021 event. Wellbeing

Click on the video below to watch Mark Chester’s talk – Behind The Mask: Dad’s Wellbeing (9 minute running time).

Click on the video below to watch Tony Sharp’s talk – Wellbeing: Resources & Research (9 ½ minute running time).

Further wellbeing support

Download our wellbeing resources support here

Congress 1 – October 2020 event

Click on the video below to watch our October congress for WLTDO? group leaders.

An idea for a different way of doing Who Let The Dads Out?

Purpose

This idea has originated during the pandemic as a way of continuing to support dads and their children when face-to-face gatherings are restricted, but it could also be used in unrestricted times:

  • to provide more in-depth support to a smaller group of dads from within an existing WLTDO? group.
  • where there is no suitable venue for a WLTDO? group to meet in.
  • when the number of dads you are likely to engage with is small (e.g. in a rural setting).
  • for dads who do not feel comfortable in large groups.

 

Download our Small Group guide for more details of what this might entail.

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