Resources for those grieving on Father's Day
On Sunday it’s Father’s Day in the UK and it’s also, in a strange quirk of media timing, Men’s Health Week.
We really do need to allow space for men to talk about childlessness not by choice. Here on The Full Stop we’re dedicating our August podcast to men when Michael will lead Episode 3. As friends and family of those coming to terms with involuntary childlessness, you can listen and I’d encourage you to pay attention to all involved and not neglect the men. Sometimes, as Michael has said, the grief comes later and I have found this to be true of my husband. With this in mind, here’s some resources to help you through the weekend.
World Childless Week have a list of resources on their website including several really good Facebook groups. I recommend Childless Path To Acceptance.
Men Matter Too webinar for World Childless Week 2018
Dr Robin Hadley is a very powerful voice in this area and this is his website
Jody Day talks about grief on this More To Life webinar
Michael Hughes blogs at Married and Childless
Walk In Our Shoes publishes stories of male and female childless not by choice and you can read them over here along with the blog. Do send in your feet selfie and story if you feel writing it down would benefit you as it has others.
You can read more about the work of Jody Day and Robin Hadley in this Guardian interview here
The Guardian also published this article by Delcan Fitzsimmons here
Rod Silvers spoke about his story with More To Life on 12th June so do look out out for this on their website on catch up on their website later.
Sarah Lawrence, my fellow Full Stop podcast presenter has published this article here.
Whatever you do, we (Michael, Sarah and I) all wish you love and strength.