Resources for dads
Resources for expecting and new dads & partners. Find personal support, resources and services in your local and online community.
Birth preparation – Beer + Bubs class – Attend a one night session at the pub where expectant dads learn how to support their partner through the birth of their baby. Childbirth is daunting for men too and this session prepares fathers for an active, caring role.
Birthing dads – Not for Profit organisation being designed now. Will be offering birth, parenting and relationship preparation for expectant and new dad/other parent
Dads group inc (Create a dads group in your local area: Connecting Dads in local communities so they can share their experiences, make new friends and enjoy a healthier, happier family life).
Australian Dads Network – The Australian Dads Network has created a place for Dads to connect with other like minded Dads. Be it on a personal or a business level, we can ensure the support is honest and without judgement. The resourcefulness of the Men in our community is next to none. Something truly unique.
Support for Fathers – Fatherhood and family relationship support. Dads information, workshops, workplace training and resources.
PANDA (Post and Ante Natal Depression Association) is a not for profit organisation which offer informative fact sheets that are a good starting place to help you identify the signs, understand what you might be experiencing and give guidance on how to get help.
Beyond Blue Depression. Anxiety – Support. Advice. Action.
Dadvice – Because babies change everything – Watch the series, take our dad stress test and get some tips for nailing this whole dad thing.
Dads handbook – A guide to the first 12 months.
MensLine Australia – 1300 78 99 78A telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.
Relationships Australia – 1300 364 277A provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities.
The Father Hood – Amazing articles sharing every day life experiences of fathers with great resources and community building.
YMCA DadsLink Program – State-wide program providing social and recreational opportunities for fathers and their children.
Playgroup Victoria Community based playgroups for fathers and pre-school children.
Black Dog Institute have a list of support groups in every state and territory that can help you connect with groups of people who meet regularly to discuss their experiences, their problems and their strategies for coping.
Video Recommendations – Healthy Parenting with your Partner (Links)
Zero to Three – Engaging and supporting millennial fathers – These videos were taken at the “What Millennial Dads Want” Congressional briefing, held in June 2016
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Sharing birth and life stories of parenthood
Birthready helps facitliate an evening of open discussion and peer sharing and learning for expectant and new parents, (women and men). In a friendly environment we support each other to share our birth and life stories, questions, ideas, wisdom and resources. We troubleshoot our challenges by hearing each others perspecives and explore ways to manage our challenges. This is a facilitated process that uses group discussion, movies, handouts, hands on practices and what ever comes up in the group to explore how we can be happier, healthier human beings during the pregnancy to early parenting time.
Time: 7 - 8.30 pm First Thursday of each month
Place: Birthready Ringwood
Bring: A plate of supper to share (Optional)
RSVP: Please book your place to confirm (I may need to reschedule if called to a birth)
Please invite others that may be interested
Cost: $20 per person