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Tweddle Child and Family Health Service

One Hundred Dads Project


There was a huge deficit in programs that supported dads in the very early years. Responding to research, Tweddle set about doing something about it.

In 2016/17 fifty-nine dads from Melbourne’s West took part in a new after-hours pilot called ‘Working Out Dads’ developed by men’s group-work academic Andrew King and Tweddle. 

‘Working Out Dads’ is a therapeutic 6 week after hours program for dads of children aged 0-4. The program combines one hour of facilitated discussion and a 30-minute workout for ten dads. The program includes pre and post mental health and parenting confidence evaluation, hand-outs, weekly text messages, online resources, confidentiality and friendship. 

‘Working Out Dads’ takes a preventative approach to men’s health, isolation, relationships and parenting confidence. The Working Out Dads pilot was associated with decreased symptoms of depression, anxiety and stress, increased parenting confidence and strengthened parenting behaviour and couple/family relationships. 

Tweddle has a goal to raise $100,000 to support One Hundred Dads to participate in ten, 6 week Working Out Dads programs. We are seeking businesses and individuals to help us reach our goal by July 2018.

Tweddle will launch ten Working Out Dads programs for one hundred dads in the six western municipalities of Maribyrnong, Wyndham, Brimbank, Moonee Valley, Melton and Hobsons Bay. Conclusive, compelling 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. 

Tweddle’s ‘One Hundred Dads’ is a social impact project and donations are tax deductible. 

We will commence recruitment for ten dads and commencement of a new Working Out Dads program for every $10,000 raised. We'll keep you informed of the program that occurs as a result of your donation. 

We invite you to help more dads in the community connect with other dads and learn how important they are in the lives of their families.

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