Edith Cowan University is conducting a survey to obtain feedback from fathers who attended the Dad’s only antenatal session at the Joondalup Health Campus (JHC) antenatal education program. The results of this survey will form part of a cycle of continuous improvement. Your name and contact details were collected on the DadsWA registration form you completed at the time of the Dad’s only antenatal session and where you indicated your consent to be contact for future feedback and evaluation of the program.

The aim of the Dad’s only antenatal sessions is to support new fathers in the early stages of parenting by providing a facilitated discussion amongst fathers-to-be about a range of issues relevant to new fathers.

To evaluate whether these sessions are meeting this aim, we would like to invite your feedback on how your recollections of the session and how you think the session can be improved. Involvement in this evaluation will involve responding to an online survey (about 5-10 minutes).

If you experience any distress or have concerns as a result of completing the survey, you are encouraged to contact the Ngala Parenting Line on 9368 9368, Lifeline Crisis Support on  13 11 14, or MensLine Australia on 1300 78 99 78.

Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary and will not affect your participation in any current or future services with Ngala or JHC. You may withdraw at any time without discrimination or prejudice. All information is treated as confidential and no names or other details that might identify you will be used in any spoken or written material arising from the research. If you withdraw, all information you have provided will be destroyed.

This study complies with the Western Australian University Sector Disposal Authority (WAUSDA) for research data, which means that the research data will be retained for a minimum of 7 years.

Your responses in this survey will be analysed by staff at Ngala. All responses are anonymous and will remain confidential as we will ensure no names or contact details are reported.

If you have any queries about this survey please do not hesitate to contact Associate Professor Vicki Banham, Chief Investigator, School of Arts and Humanities, Edith Cowan University 6304 5530, Email: v.banham@ecu.edu.au  or Wendy Simpson, Coordinator Research and Evaluation at Ngala on 08 9367 0929, Email: wasimpson@ngala.com.au

Kind Regards,

Associate Professor Vicki Banham

Edith Cowan University