We’re Fathers First. As Fathers and Father figures, it’s too  easy to get lost in our other roles and forget what our first job is. Yet it’s the most important job we’ll ever do. Because what we do, or don’t do as Dads, has an enormous impact on the happiness and health of the kids we love.

What is a Fathering Project Dads Group?

We're building communities of Dads with our growing network of Dads Groups.

Usually formed alongside schools, workplaces and community groups, Dads Groups aim to be fun, interactive and supportive.

They allow Dads and father-figures to gather, share, learn and laugh- with each other and their kids.

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About The Fathering Project

Established for children across Australia, The Fathering Project aims to improve child development outcomes by engaging fathers. Because we know an effective father-figure has a profound impact on his children.

We aim to:

1. Encourage fathers to recognise how important they are in a child's life.

2. Give regular tips, helping fathers to positively engage with their children.

3. Inspire fathers to become proactive parents.

4. Develop programs and initiatives to reach and inspire more fathers.

5. Utilise research to develop tips and update our programs so we can keep encouraging positive change in Fathers and families.

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We're for the kids.

What we do or don't do as Dads, has an enormous impact on the happiness and health of the kids we love.

We're here to raise-up the role of Fathering and inspire men to be the best Dads they can be.

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Dads Groups:

What is a Dads Group?

We're building communities of Dads through the formation of Dads Groups.

As Fathers and Father figures, it's too  easy to get lost in our other roles and forget what our first job is. Yet it's the most important job we'll ever do.

Because what we do, or don't do as Dads, has an enormous impact on the happiness and health of the kids we love.

The Dads Groups are formed through schools, workplaces and community groups and aim to be fun, interactive and supportive. They provide a community of like-minded Dads to discuss and address the importance of being an involved and effective Father or Father figure to create better outcomes for their kids.

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The work of the Fathering Project is supported by the generosity of our community - people like you.
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“The Fathering Project has completely changed my life, my outlook. I’m happier in my life. I can’t thank The Fathering Project enough. It has completely changed my life for the better and I will be forever grateful.”

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