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Behind The Scenes

 

Founder and core contributor Ryan Warren is a man with a passion. Dad of a 3 year old and 1 year old, husband, a son, a big brother, charity worker, former chef and has a degree in Theology. Ryan works as a family support coordinator and delivers group work with dads whilst also coordinating support for families. This resource is not funded. All DadsApp work is produced for free and with limited personal funds.


​Ryan started DadsApp at 3am one morning when his daughter woke him and he couldn’t get back to sleep. Mind racing with all these thoughts about being a dad, about the struggles he faced, the struggles he could see around him and those that he doesn’t even know about yet. There are great support providers out there but each of them is limited to their particular field and unfortunately the amount of support providers for men is limited. So he decided to do something about it.


​Ryan’s hope is that DadsApp will help to bridge the gap for men who have questions, who need help but are not sure where to turn. DadsApp is most definitely not saying that it can fix anybodies problems, but we might be able to put you in touch with someone who can help. Ryan is also the only male Maternal Mental Health Change Agent. This is a voluntary group of people fighting to reduce stigma, educate and raise awareness of the challenges parents experience with mental health.


​Ryan works with refugees, asylum seekers, domestic abuse victims/survivors, child protection cases, post natal depression sufferers and many other vulnerable and emotional situations. There is a lot of negativity in the world and we can often be our own worst critics. DadsApp aims to reduce that and see people freed from negative boundaries that hinder them from realising their full potential.


‘Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing’ – Rollo May