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.
Birth preparation – Birthing dads – Attend a half day workshop delving deep into the world of supporting men at birth – Your experiences, your feelings, your preparation, your wisdom. It’s interactive, engaging, inspiring and educational. It’s a life changer!
Join COPE Receive fortnightly emails sharing information and support to fathers from 6wks gestation to the baby’s 1st birthday. Also has all kinds of other helpful info from preconception to being a 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).
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.
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.