Workshops, Webinars and Training

Family Action Centre


Postnatal Depression and Anxiety - Helping Dad to Help Mum and Bub

This webinar was supported by Mission Australia (Communities for Children) and conducted in April 2019.

Webinar Brochure

There are a range of services providing support and information to mothers experiencing perinatal depression/anxiety yet evidence, both local and international, shows that mums are most likely to turn to, and rely on, their parenting partner (usually the baby’s dad) when seeking support. The quality of his support for her is an important predictor of her outcomes but there is little guidance for practitioners on how they can work with dads to help him support her at this time.

This webinar provides evidence-based, practical insights into ways that clinicians can work with fathers to enhance their ability to negotiate and provide support to Mums experiencing perinatal depression/anxiety.

Comments from participants included:

“Very valuable.  Thank you.”;  “Thank you - helpful, practical content.”; “Excellent initiative”

To view the ZOOM recording click on the following link (Note that this recording starts after introductory slides and SMS4dads promo video).

Click here to see a pdf of the slides

For further information about the Webinar contact

Our health rules!

Our health rules!

Our Health Rules supports healthier lifestyles through community activities and professional development training.

Workshops and training are delivered by expert Accredited Practicing Dietitians.

Enquiries: Anne Hills  Tel 02 4921 5503 mob: 0437 459 598

Small steps

Small steps

Small Steps is a two-day workshop devised by Lyn Stoker and Richard Fletcher as a skills-based learning unit to complement the Masters of Family Studies courses in Family Violence and Working with Vulnerable Fathers.
It is also designed for upskilling practitioners who work with families to encourage early intervention to prevent family violence.

Enquiries: Family Action Centre 4921 6858

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