Navan Springboard Family Support Services launches the
‘He’s My Day’ Project
Navan Springboard has been providing a range of family support services in the Navan area since 1999. Their work runs from Parent and Toddler group, Parenting courses through to Individualised Family Support Programmes for families with specific issues.
Over the last year Navan Springboard have put particular emphasises on engaging men and facilitating them with regard to their parenting role.
“Society generally under estimates the very important positive role fathers can and should play in their child’s development and life”
When a couple have a child, they want the best for their child. Part of given our children the best we can is to be there for them, to help and assist them through the joys, woes and trails of growing up. The project aims to assist dads to be the best dad they can be in their individual circumstances, weather their lone parents, part of a couple living and raising their children together or a separated dad with part time access or a absent dad looking to establish a relationship with their child.
Springboard have employed a Project Development Worker ( This post is funded under the Dormant Accounts Raipd Area Funding) to work on and develop the ‘He’s My Dad’ project which now provide the following services:
• Fathers Count; a short course for Dads on their experience of been fathered; the benefits of fatherhood and how they can take this insight into their parenting role
• Advocacy Service; one to one assistance and support for men in their parenting role.
• He’s My Dad Group; a weekly networking/ supportive forum for men held in Navan each Tuesday morning.
The He’s My Dad group produced a radio play which looks at one dad’s situation as he goes through a relationship break up and his desire to maintain a positive relationship with his children.
We would like you to join us on the 14th where you will hear the play and be given a more detailed
account of the projects work.
Sé Fulham Loreto Martin
Project Manager Project Development Worker