Support for Dads

Support for Dads

Parenthood is one of the most challenging, enjoyable, frightening, life-long and life-changing endeavours a person can undertake.

Parenthood is one of the most challenging, enjoyable, frightening, life-long and life-changing endeavours a person can undertake. With such a responsibility and inherent obligation thrusted upon you, it’s understandable why many people struggle with such a commitment, and with a multitude of varying reasons. Offering mental health support for fatherhood is a speciality service here at U Matter Dad (as our name suggests) and a type of counselling that in many cases, goes a long way in helping strengthen father-child relationships. While fatherhood is a term itself that is instantly recognizable, U Matter Dad really breaks down the different sub-categories that comprise such a responsibility.

We help first-time fathers deal with the life-altering direction that becoming a parent entails, and how such a change can affect their mental health and overall outlook on life. We help young dad’s come to terms with what is required of them, how they can be there for their partner, their child, as well as themselves moving forward. We also help fathers become better communicators and support networks for teenage children, and how by improving and being conscious of their own mental health, can have a positive trickle-down effect on those looking up to them. We also help fathers with managing their time better, while dealing with the stress and anxiety that is often associated with being a parent, all the while balancing their employment obligations and other responsibilities.

We also help fathers with
managing their time better

While dealing with the stress and anxiety that is often associated with being a parent, all the while balancing their employment obligations and other responsibilities.

It can be a lot to manage.

It goes without saying that it’s not easy to be responsible for another human life, so as well as individual counselling, U Matter Dad also offer couples therapy (should you need it) to help shoulder the load when it comes to the many challenges of parenthood. We treat and endeavour to assist all types of mental health-related issues, including a sudden loss in the family or the pressures of a financial pinch, so if you’re feeling like the pull of fatherhood is becoming a little strong or you’re wondering where to turn next, get in touch with us as soon as you can. We are always ready to listen as part of the process of emotional rehabilitation in the hopes of improving the quality of your life and those you most care about.
Together, we can help build a better tomorrow for not only our children, but also ourselves. Let’s talk.