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Support For Guys

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Advice & Information

Advice for you

So what about the parenting teenage dad in all of this! All of a sudden your future may be looking very different to what you thought. It can be OK, many young guys have been in this situation before and created a great future with their expectant child amidst this huge life change!

We have all the support and services available to connect you here at Brave Foundation. Your journey in unplanned pregnancy can be a good one that will see you and your new baby in a healthy, happy, skilled family over time. At Brave Foundation, we know that in many situations this future can look impossible. That is why we are here, to provide the support and encouragement you need to equip and enhance your role during this.

Knowing the steps

Even in a planned pregnancy, people have many questions, let alone the questions you may have when this surprise wasn’t expected! We’ve developed a useful tool that provides a brief description of pregnancy and its stages as you scroll along the interpretive pregnancy timeline. Whether unplanned or not, we each have the same realistic wonderings of pregnancy, birth and beyond. Read here, look at the beautiful artwork, and be informed and equipped in knowing the journey that the mother of your child is on.

View the timeline

Next Steps

Continue to look around the Brave Foundation site, particularly the maps, to see what community support and educational options are available in your community. Your can also contact Kids Helpline if you need immediate professional counselling support on 1800 55 1800 and link kidshelpline.com.au. Brave Foundation has partnered with Kids Helpline to provide this support to expecting and parenting teens.

At any time you can begin an online chat with us, and we will respond within the next working day. At Brave we all have a personal connection with teenage pregnancy and parenthood. We will be by your side as we find what support and educational services are available to help you as the parenting teenage dad, in Australia. Simply email us at cupoftea@bravefoundation.org.au.

You will also find different stories on this website of other parenting dads.

We would love you to share your story with us and become a part of the Brave Village. Email us at mystory@bravefoundation.org.au

Your Pregnancy Journey

We've built a timeline just for you. So no matter where you are in your journey, you'll be able to locate the information that's relevant to you - anytime.

View Interactive Timeline

The Village of Support

Life can be tough, especially when things don’t go to plan. As the guy in this situation it’s important to reach out to those in your community that can offer you advice and support. It’s important to remember that you don’t have to be alone!

Additional
Resources
For Guys


Brave Pregnancy Timeline

An interactive timeline guiding you through every step of pregnancy.

MensLine

MensLine Australia is a professional telephone and online support and information service for Australian men.


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