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Support for Fathers of a New Baby

Being a father to a new baby can be tough. You might be finding this time stressful, or things may not be going the way you thought they would.

Sometimes it can be more difficult to talk to those closest to you.

Talking to a counsellor can help.


What are my rights?

If you are father to a new baby, whether you are with the baby’s mother or not, you may have a number of queries in relation to rights which you need to deal with.

My partner is stressed

Your partner may be struggling but unwilling to acknowledge it, and you too may be finding it difficult to know how to best support her. We can help both you and your partner to look at your worries and stresses at this time.

I’m not with my baby’s mother

You are probably dealing with issues like new financial arrangements or a different living situation than you had planned for. You might be worried about money and what the future holds, and you may feel unsure about your rights and responsibilities.

I’d like to talk to someone

If you’d like to talk to someone now, call our helpline on 1850 622 626. The Helpline is answered by trained counsellors and you can talk to them over the phone, and if you wish, arrange to meet a counsellor face to face.

I’m worried about money

Now that your baby has arrived, you may find yourself under enormous pressure to manage everything, and all the additional costs associated with a new baby can be very stressful.

I’m struggling and feeling overwhelmed

Being parents to a new baby is hard and there is a lot of pressure on to be ‘the ideal’ parent...

I’m worried my partner has post-natal depression

Caring for a new baby is hard work and can often leave the mother feeling exhausted and down. Your partner's behaviour may be a cause for concern for you.

I’m a dad and parenting on my own

Things don't always turn out as we plan them to. Your relationship may have broken down, or your baby's mother may be unable to care for her child. Your baby's mother may no longer be involved in her baby's life for some of the time, or she may not see…

Need To Talk To Someone?

If you’d like to talk to someone now, call our Helpline on 1850 622 626. The Helpline is answered by trained counsellors. Opening hours are 9.00am - 6.00pm Mon-Thurs, and 9.00am - 5.00pm Fri.