When a child grows up without a father, there is an empty place where someone must stand, providing an example of character and confidence.

Steve Largent

The Equip – Engage – Inspire Programme

Resilience research has found that children who do well in spite of adversity have often had a close and nurturing relationship with an adult from outside their family.

The Lads Need Dads 18-month ‘Equip – Engage – Inspire Programme’ aims to facilitate the creation of such relationships.

Our long-term prevention programme provides boys with male-led group mentoring, bush-craft survival, life-skill training, community volunteering, leadership and peer champion opportunities.

Equip Programme

Engage Programme

Inspire Programme

Support group for mums and carers

We work closely with mums and carers. Our private Facebook page provides updates about each session that is taking place and a forum for which to ask questions or give advice.  We run regular coffee mornings for mums and carers to meet each other and the mentors. We deliver workshops on subjects such as how to manage and de-escalate difficult behaviour and provide one to one support where needed.

Support group for mums and carers