Do you live in Mandurah or Pinjarra? Do you need help to strengthen your relationship with your child? 

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t always know automatically what to do as a parent. Join other dads of children aged up to 15 years to build skills to assist your child to be positive, flexible and assertive. Research has shown that being a warm and supportive, involved and engaged father impacts positively on your child’s mental wellbeing.

How can we help you?

The 4Dads program offers information, education, referrals and support for fathers of children up to 18 years in the Mandurah and Pinjarra areas.

  • Dads & Kids Group: A free interactive breakfast club for Dads and their kids, and to meet other Dads in the area.
  • Workshops: We offer online workshops for fathers on a range of topics. See events below for our upcoming workshops.
  • Dads Counselling Sessions: Book a Dads 1-1 no cost counselling session by calling or emailing us..

Call 61640619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au to obtain more information or to register your interest.

This Children and Parent Support Service initiative is funded by the Department of Social Services.

Upcoming Events

Dad and Kids Breakfast Club - fortnightly

This FREE event runs every fortnight and is a great way to meet other dads. Drop in for a fun morning of free activities for you and your kids and enjoy a free breakfast and a coffee on us.

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

When: Saturday 17 September, 1, 15, 29 October, 12, 26 November, 10 December

Where: Child and Parent Centre, Kooljack St, Dudley Park

Please call 4Dads on 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au for more information.

DIY Dads @ Bunnings

Dads and kids, don’t miss these fun nights of DIY and pizza at Bunnings Central Mandurah.

This is a free hands-on event for you to try building, woodwork and painting together! All materials are provided, follow by pizza and refreshments.

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

When: Thursday 6 October and 8 December

Where: Bunnings Mandurah, Kirkpatrick Dr, Greenfields

Numbers are limited so please call 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au to register.

Critters Night Walk

Would your kids like to learn more about our environment and have a close encounter with some amazing animals? Join us for a free night adventure and guided walk along the trails of Lakeside Loop in the search for native nightlife.

When: Friday, 21 October 6:30-8:00pm

Where: Lake Clifton Thrombolites, Mount John Road.  Follow the road to the end for parking

Who: Critters Up Close & 4Dads

Cost: Free – registration required prior to the event

Tuning in to Kids- a FREE online parenting program

Would you like to learn how to:

  • be better at talking with your child?
  • be better at understanding your child?
  • help your child learn to manage their emotions?
  • help to prevent behaviour problems in your child?
  • teach your child to deal with conflict?

This FREE six-session parenting program for parents (Dads or Mums) of 3 - 10 year olds will show you how to help your child develop emotional intelligence and boost your parent-teen connection.

Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm

When: 6 sessions: Tuesdays 25 October, 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 November

Where: Online via Zoom

Register your interest now by calling 4Dads on 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au. Limited spaces available.

Dads Supporting Dads BBQ

An open drop-in group where fathers can chat about taking care of themselves and their family over a relaxed bbq with likeminded men.

When: Thursday 3 November 2022

Time: 6.00pm-8.00pm

Where: 7 Cooper St, Mandurah

Free, but registrations for catering purposes are required by Wednesday 2 November.

Dads and Kids Movie Night

Join us to watch the latest movie Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank. Hank, a loveable dog with a head full of dreams about becoming a samurai, sets off in search of his destiny.

When: Friday 18 November 2022

Time: 5.30pm for 6pm sharp start

Where: Reading Cinemas, Mandurah

Free of charge, registrations are essential prior to the event.

Free Counselling

Book a FREE 1-1 Counselling session on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday at no cost if you are a Dad and live in the Mandurah or Pinjarra region.

The service is located at: 7 Cooper Street, Mandurah

For an appointment: call 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au

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