The Murdoch Children’s Research Institute is undertaking research around regional Victoria that compares different approaches to working with new fathers.
One study group will join a six-week in-person dads group discussing topics related to fatherhood such as managing work and family, coping with stress and strategies for managing change. The Working Out Dads group will also include a 30-minute group personal training session.
Talking About Being A Dad group members will talk to a health professional from Tweddle Child & Family Health Service over the phone about what it is like to be a dad, health and wellbeing and what resources are available for fathers.
Dads are being recruited across Wyndham, Moreland, Bendigo and Geelong throughout 2022.
Participants must be over 18 and a biological, stepfather or male caregiver of a child aged 04 years.
Find out more about the trial in this You Tube video