Heavy M.E.T.A.L Group
Mens education towards anger and life.


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Keeping your cool during stressful times

21-Mar-2020 96 views.

There is a lot of uncertainty in the world at the moment with the spread of the Corona COVID19 virus.  People are having their hours reduced, small businesses are struggling to stay afloat, many staff have taken to working from home and some people have lost their jobs.  While this is stressful, over coming months we will be expected to stay at home with our families in close confines.  This in itself presents its own set of challenges.  


FREE Beauty & Pamper Day for the ladies

10-Mar-2020 Programs for Schools. 115 views.

Here is a great opportunity for ladies to take some time for them while helping assist students at Hallam Secondary College studying VET hair and beauty complete their assessments. Make up, manicures and even massages followed by afternoon tea. See the post and watch the video to get more information and help support this great program!


Living with Adult Children Forum

06-Mar-2020 Communication, general, Parenting, Relationships, Conflict Resolution. 95 views.

Are you living with your adult children? Better Place Australia are hosting a FREE forum to provide practical tips to making living arrangements more enjoyable for everyone!


David talks to ABC Gippsland's reporter Rachael Lucas about the Heavy M.E.T.A.L program

02-Mar-2020 general, Media. 139 views.

David talks to ABC Gippsland features reporter Rachael Lucas about his personal experience with managing his own anger issues, and how he came to establish the Heavy M.E.T.A.L program which has been running for the past 15 years in the Casey shire.


Australia is yet again looking for answers to our family violence epidemic.

21-Feb-2020 general, Domestic Violence. 565 views.

Yesterday morning 31-year-old Hannah Clarke loaded her three children into the car for the morning school run, like so many mums around the country. What happened next is an act of cruelty that seems unimaginable. It’s left Australia yet again looking for answers to our family violence epidemic. If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic violence or family abuse, confidential 24-hour support is available through 1800 RESPECT.


Dave's interview on the Project

21-Feb-2020 general, Media, Domestic Violence. 475 views.

The horrific events in Brisbane on Wednesday morning shocked all of us, but for those close to the Camp Hill tragedy, there were warning signs. Today, an expert’s putting forward an idea, which while radical, would certainly make a difference. Dave Nugent from Heavy Metal Group was interviewed by The Project on Channel 10


Bully Attack

20-Feb-2020 general, Programs for Schools, Bullying. 283 views.

School bullies almost killed 12-year-old Adam in a vicious and unprovoked attack. His mum Monique is as angry as you'd expect her to be.


Inspiring Men to Engage " CHANGE" Whose Family Walk on Eggshells - A Workshop for Professionals

19-Jan-2020 general, behavioural change, Conflict Resolution, Men's Health, anger management. 170 views.

This workshop is not a presentation of an academic framework for understanding Family Violence but rather an opportunity to learn in a practical presentation some of the tools, which David Nugent has implemented for the last 15 years with hundreds of men.


Choice of Behaviour

10-Jan-2020 Domestic Violence, general, mens. 402 views.

Alcohol does not and cannot make a man abuse a woman, it is a “choice of behaviour” and alcohol misuse is frequently used as an excuse; by perpetrators, police, solicitors, judges and magistrates.


2019 Weekend Retreat

18-Dec-2019 Parenting, general. 394 views.

Here are some highlights from our 2019 Weekend Retreat


Recommended Tips to keep things civil and stress-free this Christmas

18-Dec-2019 Men's Health, Domestic Violence, behavioural change, general, Equality, Communication, Parenting, Relationships. 344 views.

Most of us look forward to the Xmas break after a busy year. With an ever-growing list of tasks to accomplish each day, it’s easy to let time with your partner and children slip down your priorities.  In the Heavy M.E.T.A.L Program we spend the last session of the year with our participants brainstorming ideas on how we can make this the best Xmas for our family. One thing us men often forget is that our loved ones are also looking forward to the holiday period so that they can spend time with us. This can be a stressful time as we are home usually more than we are normally as we are not working. We do not consider our family’s has expectations and plans of what they would like to do with us because they want to make the best of being with us while we are home. Often this can conflict with the ideas we may have been planning or expecting to do.


The silent tragedy affecting today’s children

15-Dec-2019 general, Communication, Media, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers. 1060 views.

There is a silent tragedy that is unfolding today in our homes, and concerns our most precious jewels: our children. Our children are in a devastating emotional state! In the last 15 years, researchers have given us increasingly alarming statistics on a sharp and steady increase in childhood mental illness that is now reaching epidemic proportions: