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 one day workshop delving deep into the world of supporting men at birth – Their experiences, their feelings, their preparation, their wisdom. It’s interactive, engaging, inspiring and educational. It’s a life changer!
Join sms4dads (a text messaging support system that sends information to fathers during their transition to parenthood).
Join sms4families (a text messaging service for expecting and new parents. It can help you navigate your way through these changes with separate info, tips and advice for mums and dads). It’s free, sign up today. You can opt out at any time.
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).
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.