4Dads

4Dads

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

Capturing the Moment - free movie-making sessions @ Breakfast Club!

We're running a special series of Breakfast Clubs to teach Dads how to make short films featuring their children. 'Capturing the Moment' will be run by Mark Labrow from Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, who will guide you through filming and editing to create short films using your mobile phone, so you can relive these special memories in the future.

  • Session 1:  Introduction to videography and photography - 23 July
  • Session 2: Capturing film and stills - 6 August
  • Session 3: Editing - 20 August
  • Session 4: A special Dads red carpet screening of the films they have created - 3 September

Please note you can still drop in for the Breakfast Club even if you would prefer not to take part in the movie-making sessions, or can't make every session. We'll be running our customary free BBQ breakfast and coffee, as well as other fun activities for you and your kids to enjoy.

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

Tuning in to Teens - a FREE online parenting program

Would you like to learn how to:

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

This FREE six-session parenting program for parents of 10 - 16 year olds will show you how to help your teen develop emotional intelligence.

Time: 6pm - 8pm

When: Starts Tuesday 16 August

Where: Online via Zoom

Teenagers with higher emotional intelligence:

  • have greater success with making and keeping friends
  • have better concentration at school
  • are more able to calm down when upset or angry
  • tend to have fewer illnesses

Register your interest now by calling 4Dads on 6164 0619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au to register your interest for our next course or to find out more.

DIY Dads @ Bunnings

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

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

Time: 6pm - 7.30pm

When: Thursday 25 August

Where: Bunnings, Central Mandurah

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

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 9, 23 July, 6, 20 August, 3, 17 September, 1 October.

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.

Free Counselling

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

The service is located at: 21 Cooper Street, Mandurah

For an appointment: call 61640619 or email 4families.mandurah@relationshipswa.org.au