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Our Programmes and Services


Sometimes things don’t go according to plan and a dad needs to talk to someone who really understands. We offer phone, email and occasionally Facebook help, plus you can drop in or make an appointment.

Our support workers in Christchurch, Wellington and Auckland are there to help dads sort things out, or just to listen and help dads understand their situation, possibly suggest a few strategies.


fathers Mauri ora Auckland

Fathers Mauri Ora Auckland

If you have any dad related issues or keen to learn with other dads, try our Fathers Mauri Ora Circle in Auckland, Dads can offload or share with similar Dads.

Our Fathers Mauri Ora Support Group is a safe place for any father related issues, every Wednesday evening in Onehunga, Auckland.

We welcome any culture or question, our main concern is the overall wellness of all Fathers. We listen and ensure that all dads are heard. Some dads will feel less lonely, others realise theirs is not the worst situation. We offer practical, emotional and peer group support in Auckland Wellington and Chch – around issues like anger, separation anxiety, grief, depression and loneliness. Mauri Ora Fathers’ Circle.


Our Discovering FatherhoodParenting Correspondence Course is NZ’s only dad specific course with background information on all aspects of fathering, from baby brain development, the benefits of play and toddler safety to tricky teenagers.

Father and Child’s Anger Management Correspondence Course is NZ’s best written way of reading, learning and resolving anger. It delves into past issues, communication, strategies for coping, keeping calm and has a module on Removal of Anger from Parenting.

Each of these courses are available printed and by post, via email or online in the near future – watch this space!

Father and child can always find or refer to local Triple P or Incredible Years, Parenting Place courses, plus the famous Mellow Parenting Courses by Ohomairangi Trust in Mangere and Whanau Marama based in Northcote, Auckland.


Father and Child offer New Dads, How Are You? flyers, Why Dads? booklets and Baby Time Magazines, featuring research and personal stories.

We distribute GreatFathers ‘In Your Hands’ DVDs with music, video interviews and tools to help dads get involved with their babies. Icons like SJD, Tiki Taane and Warren Maxwell share their experiences of having children, if they can do it..? Link to news item?

These, along with SKIP and Family Planning resources for dads enable family support workers to inform, encourage and include fathers.


Better Dads forum at Jigsaw Conference 2012
Engaging with Dads Training, Talks or SeminarsTalk to us about meeting your staff and introducing our programs and services, information and resources for Dads. We can present to strategies and benefits of working with dads, Perinatal Mental Health and Dads, how to find your local dad support options, plus we can hep at Ante-Natal classes or Mums groups. We offer a Dads and Babies Seminar for new or expecting dads to get them ready for baby time!

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