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February 23rd, 2017

Former top family judge Sir Nicholas Wall commits suicide

A former top family judge has killed himself after being diagnosed with dementia, his family has said. Sir Nicholas Wall, who retired on health grounds in 2012, died last week at the age of 71 after ‘years of suffering’. In a death notice published today, his family said the judge – who was President of […]

February 23rd, 2017

Motion backing Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign lodged in Scottish Parliament by MSP Finlay Carson

A motion backing the Fathers4Justice ‘Forgotten Fathers’ campaign has been lodged in the Scottish Parliament by MSP Finlay Carson. It’s the first time a motion has been lodged on behalf of F4J in the Scottish Parliament and the move has been welcomed by F4J founder, Matt O’Connor, who met Finlay at the campaign launch on […]

February 13th, 2017

Fathers4Justice launch “Forgotten Fathers” campaign in Scotland

Fathers4Justice launched their “Forgotten Fathers” campaign on Valentine’s Day outside the Scottish Parliament with MSPs, Bill Kidd (Scottish Government Chief Whip) and Fin Carson. The campaign was created in memory of separated dad Lee McGregor, an oil worker from Aberdeen, who took his own life last year after losing contact with his children. His father, […]

February 3rd, 2017

The heartbreaking story of Scottish dad Lee McGregor, who took his own life after losing his children

Loving dad and Aberdeen oil worker, Lee McGregor, was 31 years of age when he took his life, paralysed by grief at losing two children he desperately loved, Alicia aged 12, and Logan aged 9. While mum would often disappear for nights on end, Lee was a conscientious father who took his kids on holiday […]

November 21st, 2016

The Sun: ‘For too long the men’s health crisis has been taboo’

By Peter Lloyd To mark International Men’s Day, we highlight the tell-tale signs your man is reaching breaking point – and highlight some of the possible causes behind it. Needless to say, these problems can affect any man at any age. Something Matt O’Connor, founder of Fathers4Justice, knows all too well. He suffered depression when […]

September 29th, 2016

SOS Viagra Sausages launched as part of men’s health campaign

Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor has launched a range of Viagra Sausages as part of a new Save Our Sausages (SOS) campaign aimed at cooking up awareness about what he says is an alarming public health emergency facing men. Inspired by his own experience with depression and the thousands of cases he has been made aware […]

June 21st, 2015

Sunday Express: Fair deal for families on Father’s Day. By Matt O’Connor, founder of Fathers4Justice

Today, on Father’s Day, Fathers4Justice is launching a new political and social Manifesto, calling for the creation of a new government post, a Minister for Men and Boys. As a father of three boys, who experienced difficult, life-changing problems during my divorce I understand better than anyone the lack of support for men and other […]

June 20th, 2015

The Guardian interview with F4J founder Matt O’Connor: ‘I thought I could change the world in three years’

Attention-seeking? Yes. Self-aggrandising? Yes. Sort of admirable for sheer chutzpah? I think so. Fathers4Justice is best-known for a series of stunts featuring dads dressed as superheroes – climbing bridges and buildings to promote the belief that fathers are discriminated against in family law. Do they have a point? Or are they a bunch of hotheaded […]

May 19th, 2015

Fathers4Justice National Media Request

A national newspaper magazine is looking for a 35-50 yr old man to talk about the impact of divorce / separation on his life, the fallout from this (depression, suicide) and how he felt about his role in society afterwards. If you are interested please send a few lines about your case to matt@fathers-4-justice.org with the title […]

January 21st, 2015

Sunday Express: Family separation sends dads to early grave shock figures reveal. Fathers4Justice founder Matt O’Connor calls for full investigation. Unedited version. Edited version published 4/1/15

Exclusive By Caroline Wheeler, Political Editor THE heartbreak of family separation is sending absent parents to an early grave, shock new figures reveal. Figures released by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) show that parents who leave their children are almost three times more likely to die early than those who continue to live with their […]

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