Because being a dad isn’t easy

Free emotional support for new dads that will help you deal with all those dad challenges and bond with your little one.

Becoming a dad is exciting.
But it can also be stressful.

There’s no instruction manual for new dads, so while pregnancy and your baby’s early years can be exciting, it can be a tough time, too. New responsibilities. Less time for you and your partner. Often, less sleep.

There can also be unexpected challenges. Pregnancy and the early years can be traumatic, especially if your little one has health issues. Becoming a parent can even bring up traumatic issues from your past. 

Don’t stay mum. Ask your GP for a referral

We get it. Asking for help doesn’t come naturally. Maybe you’re worried about what people will think. Perhaps you’re putting yourself under extra pressure to be your family’s ‘provider’ or a rock for your partner.

But the truth is, it’s normal for new dads to feel overwhelmed. What’s more, taking action – getting some advice on how to cope so you build a strong bond with your baby – is an admirable, selfless thing to do as a dad.

We’re here to help you

Our support services can assist you by:

  • helping you understand your symptoms and feel more in control
  • providing holistic, patient-centred therapies to treat perinatal depression and anxiety, which affects men as well as women
  • equipping you and your family with the tools you need to strengthen your relationships and return to an active, healthy and rewarding life.

These benefits depend on your circumstances and require you to fully participate in necessary care and management. You should consult a specialist in this area before deciding whether treatment is suitable for you.

Ready to take the next step?

Getting help early is the key to bonding well with your baby and moving towards a more enjoyable and fulfilling parenting experience. The first step is to see your GP who can develop a Mental Health Care Plan and refer you to the Raphael Services team closest to you.

Contact us today to find out how we can support you.

Blogs and news

Read our blog articles written by our trusted experts to find out more about the support we offer as well as the latest news from our services. 

Where we offer these services

Call 1800 292 292 to speak to one of our friendly caregivers.

36-38 First Avenue, Blacktown NSW 2148
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

U13, 25-51 Learmonth Road, Wendouree VIC 3355
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

15 MacKenzie Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

57 Fairholme Boulevard, Berwick VIC 3806
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

Lower level, 265 Ryrie Street, Geelong VIC 3220
Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

14/11 Wentworth Parade, Success WA 6164 

2/116 Pinjarra Road, Mandurah WA 6210

Stan and Jean Perron Child Advocacy Centre
1 Watertank Way, Midland WA 6056

Level 3, 30 Dundebar Road, Wanneroo WA 6065

192 Cambridge Street, Wembley WA 6014

Tel: 1800 292 292
Fax: 1800 433 992
Email: [email protected]

Mailing address:
192 Cambridge Street
Wembley WA 6014