Extracted from “www.ohmagazine.com.au September 2014 edition)” When fatherhood first descended upon me six years ago I had no idea what to expect. Sure, like many dads I had done all the antenatal classes and thought I was ready, but I could not have been more wrong! A baby may be small, but there is a lot to do and I was overwhelmed; the only way I could cope was to equate fatherhood to something that I was already in possession of intimate knowledge of… owning a car! Thus the Baby Owner’s Manual, and subsequent Toddler Owner’s Manual were born.
[WHO] Steve Bedwell media figure and mental-health advocate. WHAT] Using comedy to help the mentally unwell and to reduce stigma. HOW] An expanding international program called Stand Up for Mental Health.