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The Focus on New Fathers program is continuing to provide support to local dads in the Northern Rivers, with over 160 dads and dads-to-be enrolled so far.

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 into the pregnancy 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.

To assist with raising awareness of the program and help fathers to sign up to the service there are a range of promotional materials including posters, flyers and postcards. If your organisation would like to obtain some of these materials in the coming weeks, please contact [email protected].

To find out more about Focus on New Fathers, or to sign up, visit www.health.nsw.gov.au/focus-on-new-fathers.