Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter
Send news

News tags

mental health  physical activity  earthquake  vacancies  families  public health  children  funding  poverty  health determinants  social  Community development  planning  employment  healthy cities  volunteers  newsletter  youth  volunteering  nutrition  employment opportunity  housing  alcohol and drugs  maori  community engagement  rebuilding  wellbeing  disabilities  Lectures  counselling  Training  earthquake recovery  sustainability  event  community gardens  Community  seminar  Awards  stress  Community Groups  mens health  research  arts  smokefree  culture  men  exercise  migrants  community event  education  environment  resilience  human rights  health  medical  business  sport  conferences  survey  mental wellbeing  Courses  obesity  elderly  support group  environmental health  healthy food  health promotion  violence  pacific health  resources  rebuild  women  race relations  meeting  gardens  workshop  services  leadership  forum  water  disabled  repair  transport  prevention  pacific  dance  fundraising  asian health  sexual health  inequality  cancer  support  disasters  development  mindfulness  dementia  presentation  collaboration  health in all policies  data analysis  recovery  smoking  law  drugs and alcohol  technology  safety  cycling  Sleep  policy  parenting  media  hearing  walking  land  neighbours  social justice  qualification  resilient cities  information  community connection  consultation  oral health  bullying  depression  youth empowerment  young people  activities  non-profit  charity  harm  NURSES  addiction  disease  Communication  alcohol  symposium  submission  anxiety  accessibility  Relationships  eating  economics  Advocacy  eLearning  falls  parking  energy  efficiency  heating  insulation  advice  Eating Disorders  abuse  waste  Matariki  webinar  diabetes  workplace  Film  Climate Change  solutions  urban  management  economy  plan  restoration  Report  Vulnerability  welfare  parks  learning  awareness  emergencies  legislation  injury prevention  reading  Meeting Room  conservation  language  refugees  recreation  built environment  data  venue  urban design  Food  older people  finances  suicide  heritage  gender  recycling  breastfeeding  public  identity  Nursing  submissions  Rainbow  biodiversity  campaign  promotion  Gut Health  diversity  therapy  older adults  sexuality  computing  pollution  School Holidays  Arts Therapy  providers  gambling  Maori health  Cervical cancer  screening  trauma  autism  Governance  treaty of waitangi  care  mentoring  pets  relaxation  Professional Development  pornography  exhibition  history  discrimination  vaping  equity  lockdown  grief  rural  hygiene  participation  tourism  summer  intervention  warning  podcast  science  petition  swimming  roadworks  traffic  wildlife  beaches  pools  immunisation  vaccination  brain  preparation  open day  market  evaluation  noise 

Care for Dads in Christchurch and Canterbury

Wednesday, April 22, 2020   Posted in: Signatory Notice Board By: Administrator With tags: support, services, men, families, children

Give your thoughts on what should be happening to improve the lives of dads in this region. The Canterbury Men's Centre (CMC) provides care for dads but they want to improve in this area - along with the rest of the community sector.

What the CMC currently does for dads

  1. Intake assessments in a social work framework for about 700 dads each year.
  2. Counselling for those dads, with much of that provided free by CMC or funders.
  3. One on one support for dads by a counsellor trained worker for 260 men last year. CMC is moving to a peer support worker model instead.

Dads Support Worker Role needed

The CMC is seeking a man that is ready to come back into the workforce in a peer support role after raising children - with the support of Work and Income .

View a job description for this Dads Support Worker role [PDF].

Things CMC have been told should be happening

  1. A weekly support group for dads doing separation.
  2. A weekly group for dads that are primary carers along with their kids.
  3. Providing informal and formal advice from family court lawyers about processes and getting through them most gracefully.
  4. Providing supervised access, noting that this would need to fit alongside existing options in various settings.

Tell CMC what should be happening for dads

Answer 5 questions online on what support you think Canterbury dads need.

Please share it with others that you think would like to steer this plan.

Thanks for your time and focus!