Engage2Change is a pilot Men’s Behaviour Change Project, funded under the NSW Office of Women through the NSW Department of Health.
Our Men’s Behaviour Change program offers clients 4 individual counselling appointments to assess their hopes and goals for participating. These meetings are designed to work with men to self-assess if they are committed and ready to work towards non-violence and self-responsibility. The ongoing aim of these meetings are to prepare a man to move into our 12 week group program with up to 11 other men who have decided they are ready to work towards change (non-violence).
The Men’s Behaviour Change program aims to explore the impacts of our abuse and violence on our partners, children, selves and others. We explore ideas about men’s role within the world and relationship, and examine the ideas that help/hurt what we are trying to achieve in relationship. We look at responses to conflict and what we contribute to the problem and how we can take responsibility for safety and self. Communication, self-reflection and dealing with strong emotions are also important elements of the group work program.
“Men’s Behaviour Change Programs are for men who have been violent and controlling toward a current or former partner and are now starting to think about change. Participants talk, share information, challenge and support each other to be better men, partners, and fathers.”
Our staff are experienced Domestic Violence specialists
All our staff are Domestic Violence specialists with many years’ experience working with men and women in response to violence. Our assessment counsellor has counselling qualifications and is a specialist Domestic Violence practitioner with 12 years practice working with men.
Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018
An intensely sobering report released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) revealed just how widespread family, domestic and sexual violence is across Australia.
One in six (1.6 million) women have experienced physical or sexual violence by a current or former partner, while one in 16 (500,000) men have experienced the same.
Family, domestic and sexual violence in Australia, 2018, Data – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare
Family, domestic and sexual violence is a major health and welfare issue. It occurs across all ages, socioeconomic and demographic groups but mainly affects women and children. Indigenous women…
“Focusing on the safety of women and children, these programs hold men accountable for their violence and provide them the opportunity to take responsibility for their actions and develop non-abusive and non-controlling behaviours of equality and respect to their current or former partners”
NSW Domestic Violence Line
The Domestic Violence Line is a NSW statewide telephone crisis counselling and referral service for women and persons who identify as female.
Call: 1800 656 463 24 Hours
Call toll-free 1800 737 732
Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call
Call toll-free 13 11 14