I started the Fathers’ Forum in 1986 with the belief that our lives as dads could be more meaningful, vital, interesting and enjoyable if we were prepared to become parents. This means being actively involved in the birth process and learning about the transition to parenthood. I found that bringing dads together to explore the challenging and difficult first year of parenthood made a huge difference about how we experienced fatherhood. Themes about understanding our relationship with our own father and appreciating the value of male friendships have often been the focus of our groups. I have found that through the Fathers’ Forum I have been able to educate men on how to develop friendships with other dads and be able to discuss with them feelings about parenting and fatherhood.