Lets face it , Men are a closed book for the best part when it comes to openly discussing feelings , more so when it comes to our mental health, men in general like to fix things and we shut down when we cant, its something you hear daily especially in men following the loss of a child .
Daddys With Angels the leading Male loss Child loss charity that caters to but not exclusively to Male family members following the loss of a child has a current campaign running entitled “Talk to us”. Recently I spoke to Mark Cowdell Angel dad to Nyla ( click for Bio ) Who volunteers for the charity … Continue reading Talk to us campaign
Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels The one thing that is absolute in child loss is how much special times of the year suck. Besides birthdays, father's Day/ mother's Day , Christmas is the one huge one that we all feel the same about , more so if you haven't had the opportunity to have more children following … Continue reading Holidays and Grief
Sadly the above image is no joke , I really wish it was . On a recent visit to support a newly bereaved family Dan Hill ( Director at Daddys With Angels ) Was taken a back by the complete disregard for the grieving father in the house by a Health Professional . 2020 and … Continue reading Where is Dad in the Grief Pecking Order ?
“studies indicated that while men tended to have less intense and less enduring levels of negative psychological outcomes than women, they are more likely to engage in compensatory behaviours, such as increased alcohol consumption. Qualitative studies indicated that men often feel that their role is primarily as a ‘supporter’ to their female partner, and that … Continue reading Change is Needed
The 14th June 2020 marks 7 years since you were born and cruelly taken away from us 19 hours later. There is not a day that goes by that I wish I could hold you just one more time. 7 years later I still ask why me , what did I do that was so … Continue reading 7th Birthday without you
A very detailed study at the impact of men following the loss of a child,grandchild . Survey conducted and owned by Daddys With Angels . Follow link below to download child-death-and-the-impact-on-the-mental-well-being-of-fathers-1Download
**The views expressed in here are that of my own taken from my own experiences **So for the last few days I have been sat pondering the question "would I change anything that happened in the last 6 Years?" The short answer would be no , now that may divide opinion but its the reality … Continue reading Would I change the Last 6 Years?
12/05/2019 Will go down as the day I truly realised I was finally at peace with the loss of Oliver. I had a conversation with a close friend of mine who was going through the same thing and as we spoke more I realised that about a year ago I think I got to that … Continue reading Acceptance & Mental Health
25th of December a date that uses to bring so much joy. Yet here I am, teary eyed and dreading the day even though I have my rainbow to see open her gifts . There is a void in the whole day , Oliver isnt here and by all our rainbows milestones and actions we … Continue reading Xmas day struggles of an Angel Dad