Being a father is tough – so it’s time for some Dadvice

With Father’s Day just around the corner, we’re training the spotlight onto the incredible men in our lives. There have been huge leaps in bringing down stereotypes around blokes but when it comes to parenting, society still places huge expectations on men. Here’s a great Australian-first project which encourages dads to look after themselves – share this one with the fab dads in your life!

Parenthood is a tough journey, full of amazing highs and gut-wrenching lows, and as mums we’re great at lifting each other up. We engage with our mothers’ groups, visit our maternal health nurse and lean on each other when the going gets tough. Traditionally, men soldier on, even though they carry an equal amount of the parenting weight.

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Beyondblue has created a fabulous hub for dads, where they can view a four part web series called Dadvice. It delves into the lives of a group of new dads, who are feeling their way through fatherhood. It’s a refreshing look into how new dads are coping with those tumultuous early days.

Take a look at the teaser below:

We know that mums really do have a tough job. But we also know that a dad who’s feeling on top of things is better placed to be a supportive partner and involved dad – which is good for the entire family. Many new dads feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of fatherhood and the majority of dads don’t seek information or support. It’s why we’ve launched ‘Dadvice’, an Australian-first web series, which encourages new dads to look after themselves – and take action when they need to. Comedians Sammy J, Dave O'Neil, Lawrence Mooney and Ben Lomas are joined by a group of 12 regular dads who share all the ups and downs of becoming a father. The episodes tackle stress points like work, relationships and mates and highlight real-dad experiences in real time. To get some good #dadvice, cringe at dad jokes or watch the full series visit Dadvice was developed by beyondblue and funded with donations from the Movember Foundation Australia.

Posted by Beyond Blue on Sunday, 28 August 2016

‘It’s a battle it’s a struggle but I wouldn’t change it for the world.’

It’s an eye-opening look at how our parenting partners see their roles, and how their lives change after children. There’s some great information on the Dadvice site, along with a stress test that dads can take.

While you’re praising the incredible dads in your life this weekend, take the time to check they’re ok. Anyone needing support and advice can contact Beyondblue.

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