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 Supporting Dads: An open drop-in group where fathers can chat about taking care of themselves and their family over a relaxed BBQ.
  • Workshops: We offer workshops for fathers on a range of topics, including ‘Tuning into Teens’ and ‘Child-Focused Tools’.
  • Dads Information and Referral Service: One-on-one support to assist fathers to navigate the various resources available to them for their personal growth and parenting abilities.

You can also book a Dads one-on-one session on Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays at no cost. Located at 21 George Street, Mandurah. Call 61640619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au

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

Please contact us on 6164 0619 to obtain more information or to register your interest.

Term 3 Events

Dads and Kids Breakfast Club

Feel free to drop in for a fun morning with activities for you and your children. Meet other Dads and enjoy a free breakfast and a coffee. No cost, breakfast included.

Time: 9:30am-11:30am.

When: Fortnightly Saturdays. 27 July, 10, 24 Aug, 7, 21 Sept

Where: Child & Parent Centre 3 Kooljack St, Dudley Park

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. No cost, BBQ meal included.

Time: 6.30-8.30pm

When: First Tuesday of every month. 6 Aug, 3 Sept, 1 Oct

Where: 21 George St, Mandurah

Tuning in to Teens - a six week course

Tuning in to Teens shows you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence. Adolescents with higher emotional intelligence:

  • are more aware, assertive and strong in situations of peer pressure
  • have greater success with making friends and are more able to manage conflict with peers
  • are more able to cope when upset or angry
  • have fewer mental health and substance abuse difficulties
  • have more stable and satisfying relationships as adults
  • Emotional Intelligence may be a better predictor of academic andcareer success than IQ.

When: Wednesday morning 14, 21, 28 Aug, 4, 11, 18 Sept

Time: 9.30-11.30am

Where: Billy Dower Youth Centre, Rushton Park, 41 Dower St, Mandurah

No cost, refreshments provided, registration required.

A condensed 4 hour course could be made available for FIFO and shift workers. Call 61640619 to register your interest.