MFF x Leicester City in the Community host Extra Time on 27th April
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2M ago
MusicFootballFatherhood and Leicester City in the Community have come together to host Extra Time – a football themed fatherhood conversation for dads! This follows our successful Extra Time events with Arsenal, QPR, Watford, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Brentford. The aim of the event is to help dads form new connections, create a safe space for conversation and increase awareness of local and national support services. The event, to take place at Leicester City’s King Power stadium, will bring local dads together as a supportive group to have discussions around fatherhood. We’ll be learni ..read more
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Wellness Beyond November: A Year-Round Guide to Men’s Health
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by musicfootballfatherhood
7M ago
In the crisp month of November, a sea of moustaches takes over faces worldwide as men embrace Movember, a movement aimed at raising awareness about men’s health issues. While the moustaches are a playful symbol of solidarity, the conversation around men’s health deserves more than just a month of attention. It’s time to extend the commitment to wellness beyond November, championing a year-round approach to men’s health. This blog delves into the support, guidance, and living aids available, emphasising the importance of challenging stigmas, promoting open communication, and empowering men to p ..read more
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The work on men’s issues is happening, but who’s been listening?
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by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
This article was first published in The Independent on Saturday 8th July. However, it is behind a paywall so I wanted to also share it here for accessibility. The work on men’s issues is happening, but who’s been listening? “I had a call from the school, my son was having a mental health crisis and I had to go and pick him up. But I felt like I couldn’t tell my manager. In my workplace, there’s an unspoken rule that men don’t prioritise family. It’s work first. I picked up my son and joined my next meeting from the car while he was crying in the back seat. No-one was aware of what I was dealin ..read more
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Organisations supporting men and boys to enhance gender equity
Music Football Fatherhood
by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
Our Independent article here sets out why supporting men and boys is so important to gender equity. Dads are often treated and perceived as secondary parents, largely caused and compounded by the UK having one of the least generous paternity leave packages in the whole of Europe. 1 in 5 dads don’t take any paternity leave due to affordability and when in the workplace, fathers are twice less likely to have their flexible working requests approved than mums. In a recent YouGov survey, almost one in five (18%) of men said they have no close friends. Three out of every four suicides are men. One ..read more
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Extra Time: a football-themed fatherhood event – Watford FC – Sat 17th June
Music Football Fatherhood
by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
MusicFootballFatherhood, the Watford FC Community Sports Trust and our amazing partners have come together to host Extra Time – a football themed fatherhood conversation for dads! The aim of the event is to help dads form new connections, create a safe space for conversation and increase awareness of local and national support services. The event, to take place at Watford FC’s legendary Vicarage Road stadium, will bring local dads together as a supportive group to have discussions around fatherhood. We’ll be learning, supporting each other and sharing our experiences and perspectives around me ..read more
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Arsenal x MFF – Extra Time: a football themed fatherhood conversation for dads
Music Football Fatherhood
by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
Arsenal x MFF – Extra Time: a football themed fatherhood conversation for dads On Sunday 27th November, we partnered with Arsenal in the Community to host one of our Extra Time events at The Emirates stadium. The event bought dads together as a supportive group to have discussions around fatherhood, to support each other and to share experiences. We know that 1 in 8 men are suffering from a common mental health problem like depression and anxiety, 10% of new dads will experience some symptoms of Post Natal Depression and that suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45. We also k ..read more
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DaddyDebates podcast – open conversations around fatherhood
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by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
DaddyDebates podcast – open conversations around fatherhood #DaddyDebates is the podcast for dads who are figuring out fatherhood. Every week we delve into a different fatherhood related topics with different guest dads. These are real in-depth and open conversations. Expect conversations on equal parenting, baby loss, relationships, race, identity and more. We want your ideas about different topics that we should be talking about. It can be anything parenting related, no matter how light hearted or serious. Hit us up on social media or comment below with some suggestions ..read more
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The Lodge – Movember edition (prostate cancer, testicular cancer and cardiovascular diseases)
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by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
The Lodge is a place where we can gather together and share our experiences of fatherhood. The Lodge are monthly online peer support sessions for dads. The sessions are an informal get together, on zoom. They are super chilled and a chance to meet and talk to other new and like minded dads. The sessions are a safe space so we ask all attendees to treat each other with respect, empathy and confidentiality. Our facilitators are experienced and trained and we have safeguarding procedures in place. All this helps to ensure the sessions are productive and enjoyable for everyone. At the Movember eve ..read more
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Dad Stories
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by musicfootballfatherhood
1y ago
Our #DadStories campaign is all about amplifying stories of dads, breaking down gender role stereotypes and celebrating fatherhood Every Wednesday and Friday on our Instagram, Twitter and Linkedin pages we share the stories of different dads in our community. Kelly Jean-Philippe My name is Kelly and I became a father at the age of 34 several months after the COVID-19 pandemic was declared in 2020. My journey to becoming a father is fraught with so many emotions, feelings, and thoughts. My wife and I experienced two losses prior to the arrival of my son, and a traumatic third l ..read more
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My Emotions Activity Book
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by Ana Swartz
1y ago
My Emotions Activity Book encourages children within Key Stage 2 and the primary school year age range (4 –11 years) to share their feelings calmly and gently. The activity book was developed to help my nephew express his emotions during feelings of isolation in lockdown. You can receive your free of charge printable copy of the activity book by visiting My Emotions Activity Book How My Emotions Activity Book started Mia and Milana, the Penguins, Jenson the Octopus, Emme the Stork and Harry the Crab are all characters in My Emotions Activity Book. They are also named after ..read more
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