Entries in Services: NSW (17)


The Baby Shed: a hands on workshop for new dads (Randwick, Sydney)

Venue: JNC Randwick, 2 Albert Street behind 155 Avoca Street
Dates: Saturday 13th, 20th & 27th October 2012 9am – 11am
SENC Family Support Project at South East Neighbourhood Centre in partnership with Karitane and Junction Neighbourhood Centre is pleased to offer The Baby Shed, a FREE hands-on workshop for new fathers originally developed by the South East Sydney Illawarra Health Father Links Project.
Who is it for? The Baby Shed is a three-week group workshop for fathers with children ideally aged 6 months or under.
What is it about? The workshop will cover the practicalities of feeding, settling, sleeping, infant communication, baby massage, infant play and gaining basic understanding of infant development, as well as exploring what it means to be a father. The workshop will be facilitated by a male group leader and a Child and Family Health Nurse.
How do I join? Contact John Gilbert at SENC: 02 8338 8506


Circle of Security for Dads

A Relationship Based Parenting Program

A 6 week parenting program with a focus on your relationship with your child and how to strengthen it.

Starting on Tues. 29th May 2012 1.30pm – 3.30pm and Wed 6th June 2012 6.00pm – 8.00pm


“All my child needs is for me to be good enough” This means there is room to make mistakes in parenting.

“It is never too late” As I am learning new ways of parenting, good things will happen for both me and my child.

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Men's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service (NSW)

A Men's Domestic Violence Court Advocacy Service has commenced meetings in Sydney to discuss practical ways of dealing with AVO and ADVO proceedings.

The service was started by a well known, high profile Barrister Mr Mario Licha, who is an experienced criminal law barrister. The service is for AVO advice for men only. It was an idea of Barrister Mario's that has morphed into reality  to cater for a growing demand of additional information on what to do when the Police first contact men and remove them from their homes through application of interim ADVO and intervention orders.

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Dads Talk (Rosebery, Sydney)

An opportunity for fathers to get together and not only talk about their experiences but to also gain some real, practical ideas around being a parent.

When: Every Wednesday 6.30pm - 8pm
Where: Level 3, 55 Mentmore Avenue, Rosebery NSW 2018
Contact: Jason or Tim on 02 8314 9494 or 0419 461 422

For many men, becoming a father changes their lives beyond belief. Your priorities change, your relationship changes and your new family demands skills, qualities and emotional capacity from you that you didn't know you had.

Today, a father's role is quite different from past generations. We believe that not only does this changing, more hands-on role need to be recognised, it also needs to be supported. Some common themes include:

  • Relationship issues
  • Work/Life balance
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Managing relatives
  • Difficult emotions.

Every stage of parenthood comes with its own unique challenges. As such, this group is open to all fathers. Each member comes with their own skills and needs of the group and each has something to offer the other men. As the complexity of your role as a father unfolds and you find yourself feeling alone and without support, this on-going group is an opportunity to talk about and process the experiences you are having and find that you are not alone.


Men’s Health Forum NSW (MHFNSW) Launch Report

MHFNSW report

A meeting was held on Friday December 2, 2011 to launch the Men’s Health Forum of New South Wales (MHFNSW). It is the intention of MHFNSW to function as the peak body in NSW to improve the health, relationships and wellbeing of men and boys in NSW. 45 people who work in organisations, services and individually in the men’s health area attended and endorsed the creation of the Forum and assisted in setting priorities for our future work. We thank them for their participation. This Report outlines the purpose, principles, Terms of Reference, goals and priorities for the MHFNSW. We see this as a great beginning....

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