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Letter: Dads can get help for the greatest job in the world

Having a child can be the most wonderful thing in the world but we also know that the daily responsibilities and challenges it brings can be daunting. This is especially true for those parents who don’t have a big support network around them.

This is why, with Father’s Day fast approaching, Barnardo’s, the leading children’s charity, wants to remind dads that we have an innovative online family centre to support them on their parenting journey.

Barnardo’s Family Space, which is partly funded by the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, is a digital service for parents looking for information and advice.

There is a special section for dads whether they are new to parenting or experienced but facing a new challenge.

The advice covers not just the importance of cuddles, talking to your children, playing together and helping with homework – but also on how to look after your own mental health and wellbeing too.

In our busy lives it is good to know that Barnardo’s Family Space will always be on hand, available day or night, to help make the toughest, but greatest, job in the world easier.

Visit https://families.barnardos.org.uk/ to access Barnardo’s Family Space.

Stephen Oversby

Director, Barnardo’s North region