To help us stay connected whilst I am unable to offer one-to-one support in person, or run any of our regular groups at the moment, I have arranged some EPIC Dad Chat meetings through Zoom Video. This is an opportunity for fathers and father figures to connect, share experiences, offer support, and catch up with others. For the foreseeable future we will be doing this on Tuesdays at 7pm (starting Tuesday 31st March) and Fridays at 1pm (starting Friday 3rd April). I have picked an evening and lunchtime session in the hope that dads will be available if you are still working due to your front line role or working from home.
It would be great if you could join us for these groups. Zoom is quite easy to set up as all you need to do is download Zoom on your laptop or tablet, then enter the Meeting ID, your name, and then click to join the meeting at the relevant time. The group meetings will last 40 minutes each (we have a free 40 minute time limit on meetings).
Meeting ID for every Tuesday at 7pm is 444 702 974 and the Meeting ID for every Friday at 1pm is 169 639 615.
REGULAR GROUPS AT EPIC CENTRE
(next to Risby Truckstop, 117 Newmarket Road, Risby, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP28 6RD)
EPIC Dad Chat (Dads and Male Carers Support Group) – 1 to 2:30pm
EPIC Dad Drop-In (Dads, Male Carers, Babies, and Toddlers Group) – 10am to 12noon
Last Thursday of the Month
EPIC Dad Time Out (Dads and Male Carers Games and Social Evening) – 7 to 9pm
(2020 Dates – 30th January, 27th February, 26th March, 30th April, 28th May, 25th June, Not July, 27th August, 24th September, 29th October, 26th November, Not December)
First Friday of the Month
EPIC Dad Survival Session (New and Expectant Dads Preparation Group) – 6 to 8pm
EPIC Dad Fun Club (After-School Dads and Kids Activities Club) – 4 to 6pm
(2020 Dates – 31st January, 28th February, 27th March, 24th April, 29th May, 26th June, Not July, 28th August, 25th September, 30th October, 27th November, Not December)
Family Group (in partnership with Homestart for mums, dads, carers, and children under 5) at 10am to 11:30am
(Lakenheath Methodist Church, Back Street, IP27 9HF)
Second Saturday of the Month
Fan Club (Saturday Morning Dads and Kids Activities Club) at 10am to 12noon
(Lakenheath Primary School, Mill Rd, IP27 9DU)
(2020 Dates – Not 11th January (month off from club), 8th February, 14th March, 11th April, 9th May, 13th June, 11th July (Family Summer Party), Not 8th August (will book BBQ at High Lodge), 12th September, 10th October, 14th November, 12th December (Family Christmas Party))