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DCA's Anna McPhee Memorial Oration

24th May 2022 Reading Time: 1 minutes General. 309 views.

This year’s Oration will be delivered by Jess Hill, Walkley-award winning investigative journalist, author and winner of the 2020 Stella Prize for her book ‘See What You Made Me Do’ that was adapted into an SBS TV series. Family and domestic abuse and violence is a national emergency.

How do you communicate?

21st May 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes Communication, Conflict Resolution. 351 views.

Communication is the most important thing in any relationship in our lives, but when it comes to our closest relationships it really is everything.

What does it mean to be a "Real Man"?

8th May 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes Behavioural Change, Anger Management, Masculinity. 349 views.

“Act like a man.” Man up.” Stop acting like a girl.” “Suck it up, crying’s for girls.” Society has a very narrow expectation of what it is to be a man. It often starts with our little boys- they hear messages like this and very quickly understand that any traits or behaviours that are outside of traditional masculinity are something to be deeply ashamed of.

Signs of a Coercive Relationships and Impacts

20th April 2022 Reading Time: 9 minutes Domestic Violence. 898 views.

Coercive Control is extremely damaging to a victim's wellbeing, particularly when it is perpetrated over a long time.

What are you entitled to?

3rd April 2022 Reading Time: 4 minutes Anger Management, Behavioural Change. 391 views.

Male Entitlement and Abuse A man’s entitlement plays a significant role in domestic abuse. Perpetrators consider their abusive behaviour to be not only acceptable, but they also believe that it’s justified and that it’s their right and privilege to behave in this way.

Your Children are Watching

21st March 2022 Reading Time: 3 minutes Parenting. 378 views.

Research shows that family violence has long term, detrimental impacts on children. A child does not have to be a direct target of the abuse. Witnessing others being abused has the same impact on a child’s wellbeing and development.

Words Can Wound

16th March 2022 Reading Time: 2 minutes 362 views.

As a trainee facilitator with David Nugent, I’ve had cause to reflect on the many different types of family violence and how these types of behaviours present themselves.

Seeing red-anger and aggression

19th February 2022 Reading Time: 1 minutes Anger Management. 508 views.

What happens when we let our most destructive emotion dominate? David Nugent, Psychotherapist and founder of the Heavy M.E.T.A.L Program was a guest speaker on ABC Radio - All in the Mind's weekly podcast.  Follow the link below to hear the podcast.

Fathers Day

5th September 2021 Reading Time: 1 minutes Men's Health. 1411 views.

Being a father has its own challenges…. from the team at Heavy M.E.T.A.L. we send warm wishes on Father’s Day to all those dads who face these challenges with smiles on their faces. Father’s Day reminds us that our fathers have always taught us to never give up…. Keep moving ahead in life and achieving your goals… Happy Father’s Day!

Masterclass May 2021

22nd August 2021 Reading Time: 1 minutes Men's Health. 1573 views.

This Masterclass was a weekend workshop held at Phillip Island that was designed to inspire and challenge participants. The participants attending or who had completed the Phase 1, Phase 2 or Phase 3 Program were invited to participate. The participants who participated in this workshop gained personal insights that empowered them to remove their masks and discover their true strengths.