About Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. 100% no catch. We are dads, helping dads.
Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999.

Dads In Distress supports Dads experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation anxiety. We also acknowledges the specific issue of father-child contact and custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’, a factor closely linked to stress, separation anxiety, depression, isolation and suicide in Australia.

Every child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents ….

Get Support

Guaranteed 100% free, confidential and dad friendly

HELPLINE - 1300 853 437

National support line, Monday to Saturday, 8:30am-5pm AEST (closed Sunday)

Are you a separating parent or grandparent in need of support?
Are you facing child access and family law issues?
Do you work in the area of family support?

Join some of Australia’s leading experts in family law, child access and situational
distress, along with Lived Experience Mums and Dads for a far-reaching and
compelling discussion on Parental Alienation Awareness Day: Oct 12,

TIME & DATE: 5:30 – 9:30pm, Wednesday 12 October 2022
WHERE: Via Zoom/Online
COST: $25 ticket price (hardship exemption available email enquiries@parentsbeyondbreakup.com)
 

Seeking support is taking CONTROL and taking ACTION its the most powerful thing we can do. Join in with other dad's in the similar situations.

ONLINE MEETINGS

  • All dads regardless of location are welcome to join any online meetings

  • These meetings are conducted via zoom online video conferencing

  • The meeting will begin 10 minutes after the time shown. Please use this 10 minutes to follow the sign-in instructions that are displayed in the ZOOM waiting room.

  • Late entry not permitted after this 10 minute window.

  • On a mobile? Click this link to view

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IN-PERSON GROUPS

  • All dads are welcome to join in-person groups

  • No need to book. Just turn up!

  • All meetings are FREE

  • These groups meet at local venues, typically once per week

  • On a mobile? Click this link to view



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Other States and Territories

NT

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SA

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TAS

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WA

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About Dads in Distress

Parents Beyond Breakup not only support parents experiencing trauma through family breakdown and separation anxiety but also acknowledge the specific issue of parent-child contact and custody battles commonly termed ‘parental alienation’ a factor closely linked to stress, separation anxiety , depression, isolation and suicide in Australia.Every child deserves to have a relationship with both of their parents ….

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World Suicide Prevention day 2022
Dads in Distress

Free help for separated dads. 100% no catch. We are dads, helping dads. Keeping dads alive and in their kids lives since 1999.

Thank you Tony Miller. Thank you for starting Dads in Distress. Thank you for saving lives.

“I was a dad in distress, I went through a separation and a divorce, I wasn’t allowed to see my kids, I was hurting.” – Tony Miller OAM

 

Steve, one of our dads talks about his experience with DIDs

“I came across DIDs when I was going through a tough challenge in my life. I had barely had any contact with my daughter in 8 years. When I came across DIDs everything seemed to change.” -Steve

helpline for dads in distress

Support Helpline

National support line, call 1300 853 437, Monday to Saturday (closed Sunday), 08:30-17:00 AET

24/7 Online Chat & Forum

Jump on to our Virtual Verandah, a private online platform allowing you to get & give help to dads nation-wide. Operates via browser or mobile app.

Online Support Meetings

Talk live with dads just like you across Australia. Check the calendar, select the meeting, check the start time, then use the link for that day to join at the start time.

in person support groups for dads in distress

In-person Support Groups

Some community based groups are active now! But some are still temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. See calendar.

Separation Checklist

Where to start? What are all the things you wish you knew about now, but that you might not think about before it’s too late? Here’s a good place to start.

links to helpful resources for separated dads in distress

External Support Links

A bunch of links to services most dads we support would probably want to know about.

Father's Day Report

This is a reports on separating dads and the issue of suicide.

Click here to view our report

In this first report, we look at trust and its impact on dads getting help.

Also, how well are we performing as a suicide prevention support service….