Entries in Support Groups (4)


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


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 Groups in Tasmania

Many men have enquired about the whereabouts and contacts for various Men's Groups around Tasmania.  To this end TASMEN has collected a number of groups that have agreed to be put on the site with their information. These groups are independently organised and conducted and any requests for more information must be directed to the particular group identified in the listing.


Men's Anger Management (Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury)

Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury runs an 8 week Anger Management course for men. This program is for men (18 years and over) who are experiencing difficulties controlling their anger. Uncontrolled anger can lead to violent outbursts resulting in domestic violence, road rage, or loss of employment. The program helps men understand key issues about anger and control. The anger management classes are held for 8 consecutive sessions, once a week at our Gordon office. The next course commences Wed 23rd February 2011.