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Research2019-06-18T21:38:22+00:00

To ensure that our work and practice is most effective in meetings the needs and aspirations of local young men, we continue to work with a range of academic institutions and staff. Our young men have also begun to develop their own expertise as peer researchers. Here are a few examples of our recent advocacy work:

To ensure that our work and practice is most effective in meetings the needs and aspirations of local young men, we continue to work with a range of academic institutions and staff. Our young men have also begun to develop their own expertise as peer researchers. Here are a few examples of our recent advocacy work:

Finding Fathers
Young men have worked with academic staff from De Montfort University to design and lead new peer research to determine the support needs and aspirations of young fathers regionally. The findings of this research are presented in a written report, research infographic and short film >>

Lads, Dads and Loneliness
Supported by Dr Michael Richardson and Dr Phil Heslop, young men have conducted new peer research to understand young men’s experiences of loneliness in the North East of England. The findings of this research are presented in a short film >>

Evaluation of the North East Young Dads & Lads Project
In 2018, Dr Esmée Hanna and Susan Coan released the findings of a 2-year external evaluation of the work of the charity. Including the views of young men, project staff and key stakeholders, the evaluation also tracked any changes in the relationships, wellbeing and skills of the young men involved.

  • Evaluation of the North East Young Dads and Lads Project (NEYDL) 2018 by Dr Esmée Hanna, De Montford University and Susan Coan, Leeds Beckett University (available to download).
  • North East Young Dads & Lads Project Evaluation – Interim Report August 2017 by Dr Esmée Hanna and Susan Coan, Leeds Beckett University (available to download).

Demonstrating best practice
NEYDL recently featured as an example of best practice in a new book: ‘Supporting Young men as fathers: Gendered understandings of group-based community provisions’ by Dr Esmée Hanna.

Informing international research
In 2017, our young men contributed to PhD research led by Chloë Cottrell from François-Rabelais University in Tours, France. Acknowledging the historic absence of any nationally coordinated support programmes for young fathers in England, Chloë has sought to understand why young fathers are treated differently to young mothers.

Finding Fathers
Young dads have worked with academic staff from De Montfort University to design and lead new peer research to determine the support needs and aspirations of young fathers regionally. The findings of this research are presented in a written report, research infographic and short film >>

Lads, Dads and Loneliness
Supported by Dr Michael Richardson and Dr Phil Heslop, young men have conducted new peer research to understand young men’s experiences of loneliness in the North East of England. The findings of this research are presented in a short film >>

Finding Fathers
Young men have worked with academic staff from De Montfort University to design and lead new peer research to determine the support needs and aspirations of young fathers regionally. The findings of this research are presented in a written report, research infographic and short film >>

Lads, Dads and Loneliness
Supported by Dr Michael Richardson and Dr Phil Heslop, young men have conducted new peer research to understand young men’s experiences of loneliness in the North East of England. The findings of this research are presented in a short film >>

Evaluation of the North East Young Dads & Lads Project
In 2018, Dr Esmée Hanna and Susan Coan released the findings of a 2-year external evaluation of the work of the charity. Including the views of young men, project staff and key stakeholders, the evaluation also tracked any changes in the relationships, wellbeing and skills of the young men involved.

  • Evaluation of the North East Young Dads and Lads Project (NEYDL) 2018 by Dr Esmée Hanna, De Montford University and Susan Coan, Leeds Beckett University (available to download).
  • North East Young Dads & Lads Project Evaluation – Interim Report August 2017 by Dr Esmée Hanna and Susan Coan, Leeds Beckett University (available to download).

Demonstrating best practice
NEYDL recently featured as an example of best practice in a new book: ‘Supporting Young men as fathers: Gendered understandings of group-based community provisions’ by Dr Esmée Hanna.

Informing international research
In 2017, our young men contributed to PhD research led by Chloë Cottrell from François-Rabelais University in Tours, France. Acknowledging the historic absence of any nationally coordinated support programmes for young fathers in England, Chloë has sought to understand why young fathers are treated differently to young mothers.

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

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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