Dads get helping hand
WUCHOPPEREN Health Service is expanding its parenting programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families through a new playgroup aimed at dads and children.
The playgroup runs on Wednesday mornings in the children and family centre at Wuchopperen’s Manoora venue and will deliver an informal program on building healthy family relationships, connecting with children and developing positive parenting strategies.
Family wellbeing worker Michael Canuto (left) said the program would be a safe space for dads to share any issues they may be having and receive culturally safe support.
“We can work with dads to develop their confidence as parents and have some fun while doing it. There is so much we can learn from our kids through play and we are excited to connect with dads in our community,” Mr Canuto said.
The playgroup is held on Wednesdays from 10am-12pm. Bookings are not required and a free morning tea is provided.