New Working Out Dads Wyndham Groups Announced

New Working Out Dads Wyndham Groups Announced

By Kerrie Gottliebsen

Tweddle are grateful to the Wyndham City Council who have provided a Community Health grant which will allow Tweddle to provide Working Out Dads for 20 dads living and working in Wydnham.

Tweddle will be announcing Eagle Stadium dates over coming weeks. Please contact Tweddle to join the wait list on 9689 1577 or email our Manager Community Programs.

Tweddle has delivered 13 Working Out Dads programs across Melbourne’s West. Overwhelmingly, dads have told us the program has helped them to reduce stress, improve their health and relationships and increase their parenting confidence.

The Working Out Dads evaluation aims to address a significant gap in knowledge about the effectiveness of early intervention and prevention approaches to promote the health and well-being of fathers in the early years of parenting, to inform policy and best practice in promoting the mental health of fathers and the prevention of family conflict.

Healthy dads are vital to families. Conclusive research confirms dads play a significant role in the social, cognitive, emotional and physical well-being of their children from infancy with lasting influences into their adult life.

Working Out Dads is a free after-hours therapeutic parenting program for dads, held in fitness centres.  The program features facilitated discussion and exercise, handouts and text messages. Themes cover parenting, relationships, mental health, fitness and well-being.

The objective of Working Out Dads is to connect, support and strengthen the capacity of dads in the very early years of parenting. There is also a goal to become less isolated and more resilient and supportive during the transition to early parenting and to promote healthy lifestyle choices.

Run by a male facilitator, Working Out Dads covers:

  • Developing parenting skills and confidence and building positive relationships with your child
  • Juggling the needs of your family, work and your own needs
  • The changing dynamics of relationships and how to maintain positive adult relationships
  • Managing stress and pressure and practical ways to cope when things get tough
  • Working on your health, fitness and well-being for you, your child and your family

Thank you to the following organisations and individuals;

2019 Key Funding Partners


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