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


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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. 431 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. 820 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. 599 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. 661 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. 2300 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:


Nobody has the right to demean you .... NOBODY

15-Dec-2019 anger management, behavioural change, Relationships, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Domestic Violence, Equality, general. 1110 views.

It is not necessarily physical blows that are the most harmful and I certainly do not minimise or dismiss the impact physical abuse has on a partner. In all the years I have been facilitating Mens Behaviour Change Programs and counselling men, it amazes me how as men we are quick to justify our position and quick to take our partners perspective as a personal attack and therefore believe we are justified to attack back.


The barbershop where men go to heal | Matt Brown | TEDxChristchurch

02-Dec-2019 Media, Men's Health, general. 1266 views.

Matt Brown started his barbershop in a tin shed in his backyard in New Zealand, but he always wanted it to be more than just a place where you go to get a haircut. Having grown up in a violent household, he knew firsthand how important it was for men to have a place where they could be heard, a place where they could be truly seen. In this raw, emotional and unflinching talk, Matt shares what he learned from more than 25,000 hours of talking to men—and letting them be their true selves.


She is not your rehab

28-Nov-2019 general. 1121 views.

Posted on Facebook by She is not your rehab: My Dear Brothers Many of you ask me what we mean by ‘She Is Not Your Rehab’ so I thought I’d put this list together


Perinatal Anxiety and Depression in Men

11-Nov-2019 general, Men's Health. 373 views.

While we regularly check in with new Mums, take a moment to also ask how Dad is going! Most people are surprised to know that around 1 in 20 men experience depression during their partner’s pregnancy (antenatal) and up to 1 in 10 new dads struggle with depression following the birth of their baby (postnatal).


Would criminalising domestic abuse in Australia help our legal system deal better with domestic violence? #QandA

07-Nov-2019 Media, general, Domestic Violence. 584 views.


Let's talk about Men's mental health

27-Oct-2019 general, Masculinity, Men's Health. 796 views.

In the past and maybe even still today Men feel they cannot speak out about their Mental Health issues. While the stigma that once surrounded men’s mental health issues is improving, it is still very much there and this needs to change. Male suicide was the leading cause of death in males in 2018.


Getting in tune with you Weekend Retreat

20-Oct-2019 609 views.

A weekend designed to inspire and challenge. Gain powerful insights and skills to learn to be better you. Through experiencing a variety of engaging workshops indoor, outdoor, hands on and reflective, learn and discover the power of being you.