1 March 2020

'Dad in Progress' speaks to new dads about the challenges and life changes that come with fatherhood.

'Dad in Progress' speaks to men who are fresh to fatherhood about the challenges and life-changes of new-dad life
Real Stories

To help new dads navigate the ups and downs of becoming a father, Movember has launched a podcast, Dad in Progress. Brought to you by Movember and The Betoota Advocate, and hosted by fresh-to-fatherhood Raph, Dad in Progress is a deep-dive into the challenges, life changes and cherub-cheeked joys of new-dad life.
The podcast aims to help dads deal with some of the stress they feel by listening to the experiences of other men in a similar situation. Each episode of the five-part series homes in on a theme, from relationships with partners, friendships, work and mental health. Join Raph, his mates, experts and celebrities on the journey of a Dad in Progress.

If you or a mate are seeking help , call Lifeline on 13 11 14 for support at any time of day or night.

Helpful support resources (Australia):

Relationships Australia
1300 364 277

Relationship support services for individuals, families and communities
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Dads Group

Dads. Their kids. Coffee. And maybe a playground. A simple formula that provides new fathers with the connection and support they need. 
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1300 726 306

9am - 7:30pm weekdays AEST
Support for women, men and families affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and in the first year of parenthood.
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Further help & contacts


Support or information around depression and anxiety including accessing immediate support through the beyondblue Support Service and additional resources on suicide prevention

Conversations Matter

Conversations Matter resources assist communities to talk about suicide in ways that breaks down stigma and increase understanding and support for those thinking about suicide and/ or those affected by suicide.

MensLine Australia

A dedicated service for men with relationship and family concerns.

Kids Helpline

An Australia-wide 24/7 telephone and online counselling and support service for young people aged 5 to 25.


Offers information, support and services for young people aged 12 to 25.

Have the Conversation

A guide which explains how having a conversation can help people feel less alone and more supported in getting help for anxiety and depression.

Head to Health

Provides links to trusted Australian online and phone supports, resources and treatment options