Good for Dads
First and foremost, dads needs to feel good about themselves for their own sake.
Mental health risks are most prevalent at major life junctions. Becoming a parent is one such junction. In addition to the emotional cocktail specific to fatherhood, this can lead to huge shifts in a man's network of social support; where you live, which friends you see, what you do in your spare time, where you work, what you earn and how you spend it, your relationships to close family, etc. Social support is a key determinant in mental health care and self-image. We help prevent dads becoming isolated as they move into this phase of their life. In our experience, most parenting resources exist for either moms or couples as a couple, and not specifically dads. We aim to build a network that addresses the risk factors for fathers and does so in a way that accommodates how men specifically do or don't access these resources.
Good for Partners
Regardless of the family structure, it is a daunting experience to have to raise a child. Having someone there to go through it with you lightens your load.
As a result of many mental health risks, father or father-to-be can withdraw or feel pushed out from their new status as a parent. By instilling confidence in themselves or helping them work through challenges, we hope to keep more fathers involved. This means they can be on hand to help their partner do daily things like change diapers as well as more significant things re-enter the labour force.
Good for Kids
Statistically, children simply do better with more time with their dad. We aim to increase the amount of time kids get to spend with both parents, in terms of both quality of time spent, and quantity of time spent.
A child who grows up in a household with both parents involved sees more of life. This gives them two sets of outlooks and interests. A greater chance of getting out and seeing the world with twice as much potential for parental spare time and energy. Twice as much love, supervision, education, entertainment, and affirmation. But in order for this to work, we need to help dads stay involved, confident, and positive. We want to ensure that as many kids as possible grow up with dads.