Our 2020 campaign to reduce separated dad suicide
20 years of Dads in Distress
Lived Experience Case Studies
The powerful true stories of lived experience; the surviving dads that we support.
The stories of their families; the grandmother, the sister and the daughter.
In their own words.
“When I attended my first DIDs (Dads in Distress) meeting, I felt grounded. I felt connected, and I realised I was not alone.”
“I barely had any contact with my daughter for 8 years. When I came to DIDs, everything changed. It helped me so much, with peer support and knowledge. It’s unique, I haven’t found anything else like it.”
“DIDs support group. I hate to think what I might do without it. It helps me cope. I learn something every time I attend. It lets me know, I’m not alone.”
Our 2020 vision
Every child has the best possible start in life
Our mission is to keep great dads alive
And in their children's lives
DadsAlive! is an awareness campaign of suicide prevention charity, Parents Beyond Breakup and support service, Dads in Distress.
3 out 4 suicides are men
1-2 of those 4 of those men are separating
Separating men are the largest single definable group of people who suicide (i.e. the most at risk)
The above defines the greatest at risk groups, which also (ironically) attract least practical support
Our campaign starts with a 1yr plan
Roll out of more & better ways to connect with separated dads both in real and virtual worlds
With publics help, raise awareness to allow more people to find, use and help grow our support
Research: a unique public report on the challenges and insights of separated fatherhood
If resources allow, a short documentary to support the research / report
Help us to realise the vision
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We’re conducting research into what it’s like to be a separated dad. The factual challenges, personal stories, key insights. We need your voice! Register to be involved.