Kidz Need Dadz Canterbury is our care service for dads and emerged in April 2019 following the closing of Father and Child Trust.

Support for Dads

Sometimes things don’t go according to plan and a dad needs to talk to someone who really understands. We offer support by phone, email, plus you can drop in or make an appointment.

Our support worker helps dads to sort things out and/or just listens while the dad works things out in a supported setting. Our worker may also suggest a  few strategies.

Contact us

Hours: 9 am- 2 pm, Monday to Thursday
Phone: (03) 982 2440
Address: 21 Marshland Road, Shirley, Christchurch

Cliff Shepherd

Cliff Shepherd

Dads Support Worker

Cliff is the father of 4 children and grandfather of 5.  He orignally worked as a school teacher for 10 years and followed this with 25 years as a school counsellor. He has spent the last 8 years in his current role originally with the Father and Child Trust and transferring over when the trust merged with the CMC in April 2019.

Cliff has a Masters Degree in Counselling, a Bachelors in Physical Education and 4 post grad diplomas in related fields.