Focus on New Fathers Project

Focus on New Fathers is a free text message service delivered by NSW Health and the University of Newcastle.

Focus on New Fathers

Focus on New Fathers provides a free text message service called SMS4dads for new dads and dads-to-be.

It’s rewarding becoming a dad. But regardless of whether this is your first child or your family is expanding, becoming a dad can be challenging and sometimes stressful. To help new dads and dads-to-be like you, NSW Health and the University of Newcastle have partnered to deliver a free text message based service called SMS4dads.

It’s free to sign up and once you do, you will receive tools, tips and helpful links, directly to your phone, up until your baby is 12 months old.

To learn more or sign up, visit NSW Health's Focus on Fathers page

Or contact the Focus on New Fathers Project Coordinator from Integrated and Community Health at Blacktown Hospital:

Brendan Bennett from 7:30am to 4pm, Monday to Friday

Phone 0429 183 897 or email