2Calls2Dads Challenge launches to help Dads during COVID-19

The Fathering Project

New initiative kicks off with Duncan Armstrong and Petero Civoniceva

supported by The Fathering Project

This is a challenging time for all families. A friendly check-in from a mate can make a big difference. 2Calls2Dads is the brainchild of Brisbane Dad Ken Houliston from The Fathering Project (national charity), who encountered many dads needing just that, a friendly chat, and someone to share their worries with.

The 2Calls2Dads Challenge invites blokes to call two other dads each week and ask them how they are going during the COVID-19 crisis. The purpose of the call is for dads to check in with their mates, talk about how they are going, and to share tips and strategies on how best to manage the challenges facing their families at this difficult time.

Says Ken,” you simply have to commit to calling two dads each week for 12 weeks. You can call as many as you like, but we want to create something manageable across Australia – no matter where you live in the city or the country, we want you to check in on two other dads each week and ask them how they are going.

Olympic Gold Medalist Duncan Armstrong launched the initiative with his first call going to Queensland NRL legend Petero Civoniceva. On the call Duncan

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