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Individual Help2019-06-18T20:46:33+00:00

From experience we know that the vast majority of young men want to play an active, rich and meaningful role in their children’s lives. But despite the best of intentions, young men often face significant hurdles which prevent them from doing so, including financial hardship, relationship breakdown, social care proceedings, unemployment, school exclusion and homelessness.

To address this, here’s a list of some of the individual help we have provided to young men over the past year:

  • Address loneliness and social isolation.
  • Develop and practise parenting skills.
  • Improve relationship skills.
  • Build new friendships, meet other young dads and develop new interests.
  • C.V. writing and help to return to work, education or training.
  • Re-establish contact with a child or re-negotiate current child-contact arrangements.
  • Address poverty, debt, homelessness or housing concerns.
  • Apply for benefits and complete others forms and paperwork.
  • Understand and be heard in Child Protection and Child Safeguarding processes relating to their child.
  • Support to understand and address domestic abuse concerns (where the young man was identified as either the victim or abuser).
  • Support to understand and address sexual violence and over-sexualised behaviour concerns.
  • Talk to medical professionals about neglected health concerns or conditions and receive treatment.
  • Navigate, understand and be heard in Family Law and Mediation processes relating to their child.

Help and support for young men who are not fathers. Following requests from schools and education services, we now provide bespoke interventions on a paid-for-basis to meet the unmet support needs of young men (aged under 25) in crisis. To date this has included work to address low level drug and alcohol misuse, sexualised behaviours, school exclusion, family conflict and low mood and low self esteem.

From experience we know that the vast majority of young men want to play an active, rich and meaningful role in their children’s lives. But despite the best of intentions, young men often face significant hurdles which prevent them from doing so, including financial hardship, relationship breakdown, social care proceedings, unemployment, school exclusion and homelessness.

To address this, here’s a list of some of the individual help we have provided to young fathers and expectant dads over the past year:

  • Address loneliness and social isolation.
  • Develop and practise parenting skills.
  • Improve relationship skills.
  • Build new friendships, meet other young dads and develop new interests.
  • C.V. writing and help to return to work, education or training.
  • Re-establish contact with a child or re-negotiate current child-contact arrangements.
  • Address poverty, debt, homelessness or housing concerns.
  • Apply for benefits and complete others forms and paperwork.
  • Understand and be heard in Child Protection and Child Safeguarding processes relating to their child.
  • Support to understand and address domestic abuse concerns (where the young man was identified as either the victim or abuser).
  • Support to understand and address sexual violence and over-sexualised behaviour concerns.
  • Talk to medical professionals about neglected health concerns or conditions and receive treatment.
  • Navigate, understand and be heard in Family Law and Mediation processes relating to their child.

Help and support for young men who are not fathers. Following requests from schools and education services, we now provide bespoke interventions on a paid-for-basis to meet the unmet support needs of young men (aged under 25) in crisis. To date this has included work to address low level drug and alcohol misuse, sexualised behaviours, school exclusion, family conflict and low mood and low self esteem.

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    YOUNG FATHER

    ‘Apply through court for contact with my daughter’

    Shortly after I started working with NEYDL I had an argument with the mother of my child who then told me I couldn’t see my child…

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    YOUNG FATHER

    ‘NEYDL helped me to become the driver’

    ‘For a long time I’ve felt like a passenger, but the service (NEYDL) has supported and helped me to become the driver.’

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North East Young Dads & Lads Project
C/o Dunston Drop-In Youth Centre
Unit 2 Clockmill Road, Dunston,
Gateshead, NE8 2QX

© 2018 NEYDL
Registered in England
Charity No: 1172924
Company No: CE009920

Dedicated to helping young men play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children

Dedicated to helping young men play an active and meaningful role in the lives of their children