Working Out Dads

Research area: Population Health > Intergenerational Health  | Status: Active

New dad

The Working Out Dads project is evaluating ways to promote men’s health and wellbeing during early fatherhood.

Being a dad of young children can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times.
Being a dad of young children can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be stressful at times.

Overview

Being a dad of young children can be fun and rewarding, but it can also be stressful. The Working Out Dads project will evaluate ways to promote men’s health and wellbeing during early fatherhood.

Information for participants

The Working Out Dads project will evaluate two different approaches.

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 we should make the program more widely available to other fathers in the future.

The Working Out Dad's trial

 

Get involved

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 will recruit dads across Wyndham, Moreland, Bendigo, and Geelong local government areas throughout 2022. 

Geelong, Merri-Bek (Moreland), Wyndham and Bendigo

Taking on dads in 2023. Register your interest below and a member of the research team will contact you soon.

Register your interest

Contact us

Working Out Dads
Murdoch Children's Research Institute
The Royal Children's Hospital
50 Flemington Road
Parkville VIC 3052
Australia

Phone: +61 3 9936 6091
Email:

 
 
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