Fathers' Groups

For a list of fathers' groups in Bristol please click here.

Bristol Dads

Bristol Dads provides tips for new dads, details about groups for men and babies, and ideas for DIY and creative activities to do with kids. Our aim is to create a mutually supportive network of dads in Bristol. We want fathers to have better access to information and services to support them in building strong relationships with their children and partners. We're always looking for more volunteer and groups to work with, so drop us a line! For further info call 07414 665382 or click here to visit the Bristol Dads website.

Knowle West Health Park 'Man Alive!'

Knowle West Health Park organise a number of activities and events for men in the area. For further information click here to visit the Knowle West Men's Platform or contact James Newman, the health park's Social Engagement Worker, by phone at 07739649783 or by email at jnewman@knowlewesthealthpark.co.uk.

Single Parent Action Network

SPAN's Parenting Support Team works to support parents with the issues that affect their lives, housing, benefits, training, employment, health, debt, domestic violence, immigration, relationships and so on.

The team includes Jason Edwards, a dedicated fathers support worker, who can be contacted at fathersupport@spanuk.org.uk

For further information about SPAN call 0117 9554055, email info@spanuk.org.uk or click here to visit their website.

Bluebell Care Support for Dads

Bluebell Care offers telephone and face to face support for Dads who may be affected by concerns relating to pre and postnatal depression and anxiety. They have enlisted the support of a father with experience of similar concerns who can offer peer support to men who may be currently experiencing difficulties. You can call for an initial confidential chat on 07730 367 483, or leave a message and Bluebell will call you back. For further information click here to visit the Bluebell website.

Families Need Fathers

Families Need Fathers holds monthly meetings to provide help and advice on any aspect of handling relationship problems, through to legal advice and help with the court system.

Pro-bono (free) legal advice is available from solicitors who attend our meetings.

From time-to-time we also hold workshops on aspects to do with maintaining a relationship with your child(ren). These will be publicised as and when we arrange them.

Also, there are those who will help individuals on a one-to-one basis outside of the monthly meeting, especially where court cases are involved. This cannot be guaranteed but if you come along to our meetings we will always do our best to help.

For further information click here to visit the Families Need Fathers website or call 0871 237 2375.

Bristol Fathers

The Bristol Fathers website is an information gateway and comprehensive directory of projects, agencies and charities set up to support fathers and children in and around Bristol. The website acts as an online network for the various public services and independent groups which all have one common goal: to support and raise the profile of fatherhood.

Our network is made up of independent voluntary organisations and charities. The website has been funded by SPAN and Bristol City Council, and produced with the help of Redcliffe Fathers Group workers and volunteers.

Click here to visit Bristol Fathers.

Call Charges

We have provided information about call charges for each organisation listed where this is known. Where no call charge details are shown, please refer to the following general information:

  • Calls to all numbers starting 01, 02 and 03 are charged at local rate (up to 9p per minute) from landlines and from 8p to 40p from mobiles
  • Calls to 0800 and 0808 numbers are free from landlines but could cost up to 40p from mobiles
  • Calls to 0844 numbers cost between 1p and 13p from landlines and from 5p to 41p from mobiles
  • Calls to 0845 numbers cost between 1p and 12p from landlines and from 5p to 40p from mobiles.