The Working Out Dads Trial – Research Project

After five years of program delivery and evaluation, Tweddle’s Working Out Dads has now become part of a four year Murdoch Children’s Research Institute research trial to evaluate ways to promote men’s health and wellbeing during early fatherhood.

What is the Working Out Dads trial?

Being a dad of young children can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times. View this participant information video to find out more about the project.

 

The Working Out Dads trial will evaluate two different approaches, including:

  • Working Out Dads – a 6-week face-to-face group of 6-10 fathers, which includes time for discussion about being a dad, managing work and family life, and strategies to cope with stress. It also includes a 30-minute group personal training session with a personal trainer.
  • Talking About Being a Dad – a brief discussion over the phone with a health professional from Tweddle Child & Family Health Service about what it is like to be a dad, about your health and wellbeing, and what resources and services are available for fathers.

We will compare these two approaches to work out which is most effective in promoting fathers’ health and wellbeing. This project will gather important evidence about whether the Working Out Dads program should be made more widely available to other fathers in the future.

Who can take part?

You may be eligible to take part in this study if you are:

  • Over the age of 18
  • A biological father, stepfather, or male caregiver of a child aged 0-4 years.
We are inviting fathers living in and around the Wyndham City Council Area (e.g., Werribee, Hoppers Crossing, Tarneit, Point Cook and Wyndham Vale area) to join the study.

Please read the Participant Information Statement and complete the consent form here. If you do not live close to Moreland but are still interested in participating in the future, please email workingoutdads@mcri.edu.au to register your interest.

Register now

Contact us

Alternatively, if you have any questions about the study, you can contact:
Casey Hosking on 9936 6091
Dr Alison Fogarty on 9936 6216
Or you can send an email to:  workingoutdads@mcri.edu.au


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