Information for Dads

Becoming a dad can be one of the happiest times in your life, but is an emotional and confusing time for many new dads.

  • Raising Children - Fathers — Need info for fathers? These resources will give dads the skills they need to care for a newborn, balance work and home life and be a supportive partner.
  • Parenting and Mental Health — The BeyondBlue website has tips for nailing this whole parenting thing. Take the checklist to see how you’re going.
  • Men'sLine Australia is a telephone and online counselling service offering support for Australian men anywhere, anytime.
  • Beyond Blue — Men are known for bottling things up, but when you’re feeling down, taking action to call in extra support is the responsible thing to do. Beyond Blue are here to help.
  • SMS 4 Dads supports men in their role as fathers and increases awareness of their influence on baby’s brain development. SMS4dads helps fathers understand and connect with their baby and partner. It also checks in on their wellbeing and offers professional support if needed. It provides info related to the age and stage of your baby. It’s the info you need – when you need it, how you need it – straight to your phone.
  • Tweddle’s Dads Information Centre features links, blogs, resources and recommended books to help dads with the important role of parenting. Conclusive research confirms that dads play a significant role in their children’s social, cognitive, emotional, and physical well-being from infancy with lasting influences on their adult lives.