Our Story

The Fathering Project was founded in 2013, by Professor Bruce Robinson in Western Australia, with the aim of supporting fathers, and father figures, to be the best parent they can be so their children can thrive.

Since then, we’ve expanded nationally across Australia.

We’re an accredited charity

The Fathering Project is proud to be an accredited charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

Awards and recognition

In 2014, Professor Bruce Robinson was named West Australian of the Year for his work across medical studies, and with The Fathering Project.

In 2019 The Fathering Project was recognised as the Western Australian Men’s Health Award Winner, after having received endorsement and a $5.4m funding boost over three years from the Federal Government.

The Fathering Project Preventing Kids Harm (PKH)

In May 2015 we founded The Fathering Project PKH to further tackle the problems of child self-abuse, suicide, and substance abuse. Through this initiative, we work closely with schools across Australia; conduct much needed academically-sound research; and align with similar organisations to produce educational and prevention materials to create awareness on child self-harm, suicide, and substance abuse.

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