Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Fatherhood Support Project

Fatherhood Support

The Fatherhood Project aims to support men in their role as a parent. Part of the Children and Families Integration Service, the program is managed by the Parenting Network and works closely with WCH antenatal staff and midwives to provide support for men who are about to become dads.

This is achieved through groups held for men on the post natal ward where 'new dads' can join with 'dads to be' to discuss early parenting, the role of fathers and what new born babies are like. The program also provides community based courses that address issues relating to father/child relationships. These groups are conducted in the northern and western suburbs of Adelaide. For information about dates and times contact Steve Sheehy on (08) 8243 5544.

How to access the service

'Dads to be' who are attending antenatal classes are referred to the dads session to take part in group discussions about fatherhood.


PDF iconFatherhood Support Project Groupwork Course Manual (2.16Mb)

PDF iconOrder form for Fatherhood Support Program Groupwork Course Manual (28 Kb)

PDF iconSupporting Men with Parenting - Issues Paper (265Kb)

PDF iconFatherhood Support Project Evaluation Report (174Kb)

PDF iconGreenfield Monitoring Framework for Evaluation (1.5Mb)

PDF iconMonitoring Framework for Evaluation (94Kb)

PDF iconFather's Evaluation Workshop (92Kb)

PDF iconPlanning Framework for Evaluation Workshop for Fathers (25Kb)

PDF iconEvaluation Appendices (60Kb)

PDF iconAntenatal Updated Session Plan (149Kb)

Contact Information

Fatherhood Support Worker
David Goldsworthy


Parks Community Centre
Trafford Street
Angle Park

Mailing Address

Fatherhood Support Program
Early Child Parent Services
C/- Parks Community Centre
Trafford Street
Angle Park SA 5010


Ph (08) 8243 5544

Fax (08) 8234 5549

Email : david.goldsworthy@health.sa.gov.au

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last modified: 06 Feb 2018