Training & Consultancy

Lads Need Dads provides various opportunities for training and development. Below is a list of our services outside of the Equip, Engage and Inspire Programmes that we offer boys.

Parent Workshops


This training explores and seeks to create a better understanding of behaviour and how it presents in young people and their families. We increase awareness of the therapeutic approach to behaviour, which is highly effective in creating long-term change in our young people. Parents and carers who attend this training leave with improved confidence in responding to behaviour by what they observe, say and do. They tell us that over time they see significant improvements in their sons’ behaviour.

Understanding the Impact of Fatherlessness

This training explores the issue that we are so passionate about, fatherlessness, and the impact of the lack of a positive male role model on boys. A two hour workshop for parents, carers and professionals that will give attendees a greater understanding of social, physiological and mental health concerns related to this issue in boys. This training also seeks to find practical solutions moving forward for families with no positive role model living at home.

Interested in training?

Our Parent Workshops are available to parents and carers of boys enlisted on our programme. We plan to make these available to all single mothers and carers in the future. For more information please contact us.

Suicide First Aid Training

70% of suicides aged 10-19 in 20/21 were boys.

Boys are five times less likely to talk to Childline about their mental health than girls and even less likely to talk to about suicidal thoughts. (14% boys compared to 86% of girls talked about suicidal thoughts).

(Childline 2022)

Suicide First Aid (SFA) programmes give learners the tools and knowledge they need to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths, and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide, cope with their thoughts, and stay alive.

We are committed to improving the mental health of the young people that we work with and more broadly to their immediate families and extended communities. Lads Need Dads has an in-house Suicide First Aid Associate Tutor (qualified with Mental Health First Aid England) who can provide two levels of Suicide First Aid Training across either half a day or a full day. This course provides attendees with a clear stepped approach to recognising and asking, listening and exploring and creating a plan for people who may be considering suicide. For prices and details, please contact us.

Available courses

• Half-Day course for up to 20 learners
• Endorsed by UK ‘Skills for Health’ framework
• Assured by City & Guilds
• Option for learner to register for assured digital badge/certificate.

Teaching the theory and practise of suicide intervention skills that can be applied in any professional or personal setting, this programme is delivered over 3.5 hours as a suicide prevention awareness session. We use only the most experienced suicide prevention trainers to deliver this unique learning experience: for anyone who seeks greater understanding and confidence to intervene with people at risk of suicide.

The Suicide First Aid Lite course gives learners the knowledge and tools to understand that suicide is one of the most preventable deaths and some basic skills can help someone with thoughts of suicide stay safe from their thoughts and stay alive.

• Full-Day course for up to 16 learners
• Endorsed by UK ‘Skills for Health’ framework
• Option for learner to enrol in City & Guilds Level 4 Accredited Unit of Learning.
• Certification on completion of written assignment towards this unit of learning.

This is an in-depth, full version of our SFA training and is captured in a one-day event accredited by City and Guilds of London.

Course Content: SFAUSI is comprised of 4 parts, each approximately 90 minutes duration. The programme teaches and practices the skills and knowledge needed to identify someone who may be thinking about suicide and competently intervene to help create suicide-safety as a first aid approach.

The Suicide First Aid Associate Tutor Training and Development Programme is accredited by City & Guilds.

Interested in training?

Other services


We work with outside agencies, professional and community groups, private and third sector to raise awareness of fatherlessness in order to find solutions both practically and strategically around fatherlessness. This is provided on a bespoke  basis. Please contact us for further details.

Keynote Speaker

If you are running an event and you would like to book us as your keynote speaker then please get in touch so we can discuss your needs and the related costs for this.