Dads in Distress
South Western Sydney PHN Region
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Support continues 7 days a week, regardless of local COVID restrictions - scroll down for details
Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives
Established Fathers Day 1999
Online Legal Workshop
Friday 1st October 2021, 7pm-9pm
Join us online from the comfort of your own home for the FREE family law workshop with Sydney based Family Lawyer and 'dads Law' expert, Adam Jones. Adam will cover topical issues and take questions from those present.
Managing Parental Conflict
Online workshop coming soon
Join us online for this free expert workshop on understanding and managing post separation parental conflict. 30 min talk followed by Q&A with our resident experts. Registration coming soon here and at our Facebook page.
FREE Online Separated Dad Meetings
Dad friendly meeting with peers - other dads who've been through or are still going through it. 100% confidential support. No booking, registration or prep - just click the link to join at times shown, Sundays to Fridays. Works on smart phones, tablets and computers.
During COVID restrictions, all meetings are online.
Every Monday @ 7.20pm (Sydney, NSW)
Every Tuesday @ 7.20pm (Sydney, NSW)
Every Wednesday @ 7.20pm (Sydney, NSW)
Every Thursday @ 7.20pm (Sydney, NSW)
Every Friday @ 7.00pm (Sydney, NSW)
Every Sunday @ 6.50pm (Sydney, NSW)
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FREE Separated Dad Telephone Helpline
Dad friendly telephone helpline manned by dads who've been through it themselves. 100% confidential support. No booking needed - just call us during the times shown.
Call 1300 853 437
Helpline is open
Monday - Saturday (closed Sundays)
8.30am to 5pm
Special holidays inc. Christmas & Fathers Day
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FREE Booked one to one support call
Dad friendly mentoring call with one of our trained facilitators who is also a peer dad. 100% confidential. Send a text or email with preferred times and we'll book you in for a discussion.
To arrange a mentoring call, text 0498 970805 or email email@example.com
Subject to facilitator availability, mentoring calls are generally operate 7 days a week, from around 8am to 10pm.
Note, above mobile number is text only, not calls.
Mentoring calls are generally for up to 45 mins.
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I sat outside the group 6-7 times before I walked in
This dad is now a regular weekly attendee. He's glad he walked in. Thats the thing about sitting amongst peers. You'll find us always welcoming, male friendly, understanding and caring.
I've lost trust. Can what I say be used against me?
We're dads who've been through it, looking after dads who are going through it. We really do get 'men' and confidentiality is guaranteed. You need a safe non judgemental place to say your thing and we provide it.
There's no support that can help me / my situation
We don't claim to know it all but as dads who've been through it, with 21 years experience behind us, we've pretty much seen most things. And, who doesn't benefit from caring mates who are willing to help.
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Shows support services outside of periods of COVID related restriction and therefore, the normal services on an ongoing basis. During COVID restriction, services convert to online and are listed above and kept up to date with latest restrictions..