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Warwick Pudney speaking up

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Fathering Our City, a report for Waitakere City by Auckland University of Technology psychotherapist Warwick Pudney, says many services for children and families unconsciously exclude men through their “feminised” culture.

The report calls for both changing mainstream services to suit fathers as well as mothers, and developing specific services for fathers.

Mr Pudney, who founded the Henderson counselling centre Man Alive in 1996, says that agency focused mainly on abuse and family crisis and did not provide any specific support to fathers.