A new film has been launched in Harborough which aims to promote the importance of making services accessible to young dads.
The film, called Becoming Dad, aims to demonstrate the vital role that dads play in parenting.
It promotes the importance of making services accessible and welcoming to young fathers.
Becoming Dad tells the stories of three young fathers from Leicestershire as they discuss the expectations, fears and joys of impending parenthood. It has been produced by the Leicestershire Teenage Pregnancy Partnership.
Cllr Ernie White, county council cabinet member for health, said: “We have made positive steps in supporting young mothers, but fathers have an important role to play too and this film highlights how all agencies need to work together.”
Three young dads – Kai, Jordan and Mitch – were featured in the film which shows them offering advice to other fathers-to-be. Their advice included making sure they are ready and prepared, accessing the support offered and offering practical advice such as buying things for baby every week so everything is in place ahead of the birth.
The film premiered at Harborough District Council’s Symington Building and there were a number of practitioners and managers who support young parents at the event.
To watch the film, and find out more, visit www.becomingdad.co.uk or the Twitter feed @dadsleics or www.parentsunder20.co.uk