The Focus on New Fathers program is providing support to local dads in the Northern Rivers, with over 160 dads and dads-to-be enrolled so far. The program provides helpful tips and tools through a free text message-based service called SMS4dads.
A recent change to the program now means that dads will be able to sign up earlier. Fathers and co-parents can now enrol from the time their partner is 12 weeks pregnant (compared to 16 weeks previously). This will allow fathers to hear of the service at booking in appointments, and to enrol straight away. The messages will still commence from 16 weeks.
The eligibility age to enrol in the program is 18.
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