Are you getting angry and annoyed with those you love? Hurting your loved ones emotionally or physically? Bottling things up and then exploding? Feeling anxious, confused or losing self-control? Concerned about the way you behave towards your partner or children? Have you received an intervention order or parenting order?
The Men’s Behaviour Change Program provides an opportunity to develop more satisfying relationships, learn non-abusive behaviour, challenge old ways of thinking and acting, develop a caring respect for yourself and others and develop responsibility for your own actions.
The program involves intensive work to enable men to accept responsibility for their choices and behaviour and to handle strong emotion and conflict with understanding, confidence and self-control.
Facilitators work to support new learning and to challenge unproductive attitudes in a climate of safety that models respectful relating. Relationship Matters staff maintain contact with family members and invite partners and others affected by violent behaviour to attend an information session and counselling.
The cost of the 20 week program is $455 ($325 for concession card holders). A fee of $50 is also applicable for two intake assessments.
The program must be fully paid for a Letter of Attendance to be issued.
HOW TO REGISTER
PLEASE NOTE – Registration for this program is not available online. You must call Relationship Matters on 1300 543 396.
On calling you will be required to provide a deposit of $50.00 for the intake and assessment interviews. Your place is not confirmed in a program until your intake and assessment interviews have been conducted.
Program Topics and Themes
- understanding what violence and abuse is about
- personal responses to anger
- accepting responsibility for behaviour
- strategies to support responsible behaviour
- power and control
- cycle of violence
- communication skills
Intake Interview required for this program
*An intake assessment is required prior to entry into the program, charged at an additional fee of $40
Safety and Support
Men’s Behaviour Change Programs provide the opportunity for men to acquire new skills that help change destructive behaviour and abusive reactions. Programs are conducted in a safe environment and model respectful relating.
Relationship Matters staff maintain contact with family members and invite partners and others affected by violent behaviour to attend an information session and counselling.
The safety and wellbeing of partners, ex-partners, children and family members is paramount in the provision of our services.
Post program support is also available.
- Knowing I wasn’t alone and not being treated like some kind of monster meant a lot to me.
- My wife and children don’t mind me being around again and the kids aren’t scared of me now.
- I didn’t get my wife back, but I do feel better about myself and I’m handling things better.