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Are you ready to be a father?


Are you already a dad and it's not what you expected? Are children just not on your radar? Maybe you would like to be a father but it's not possible for you. MAPP is a program of research investigating men and family life - the  joys, expectations, disappointments, challenges and hopes. 

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Are you ready to be a father?


Are you already a dad and it's not what you expected? Are children just not on your radar? Maybe you would like to be a father but it's not possible for you. MAPP is a program of research investigating men and family life - the  joys, expectations, disappointments, challenges and hopes. 


About MAPP research

MAPP is a program of research that investigates men’s mental health and wellbeing and how it affects and is affected by family life. MAPP research is part of Deakin University's Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development. 

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Community Partners

The success of research such as ours relies on often simple but effective support from key community partners. Find out more about how your organisation can support the MAPP research program.

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Kids? Hear what men think



What do men in their late 20s and early 30s expect fatherhood will be like? And what do men with kids have to say about the realities of being a dad? Check out our latest video to hear a few points of view. 

FATHErhood Consortium

MAPP is a member of the Australian Fatherhood Research Consortium. This collaboration of researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from around the country aims to advance the science of fatherhood. 

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participate and win

MAPP-5 Study participants, are you due to complete your Wave 2 or 3 survey? If so, complete it before June 30th to go in the draw to win a $100 voucher from the selection on our giveaways page. How do you know if you're due for Wave 2 or 3? We will contact you via email, text or phone call.

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NEED SOME SUPPORT?

If you're feeling down or struggling with life's challenges, it's a good idea to talk to someone. There are a number of services that are ready to support men and dads.

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