Originally posted by ABC Gippsland
If you missed our chat with David Nugent, we've had some requests for the interview to be made available onlilne, so here is the full 35 minute version. David is a qualified psychotherapist who specialises in family violence, and is the founder of the Heavy M.E.T.A.L Group (Men's Education Towards Anger and Life).
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.
As the nations only 40 week Men's Behaviour Change Program, David's outreach extends to greater Melbourne and other parts of Australia, where support services are unavailable. Many Gippslanders have made the trip to the outskirts of Melbourne to attended David's powerful and effective programs.
In 2015, Heavy M.E.T.A.L was the subject of the candid and confronting ABC TV documentary 'Call Me Dad', which followed the stories of participants from the program, unpacking some of the complex issues behind systemic family violence.
The film was screened in a community fundraising event on Thursday 1st November 7-10pm at the Hallam Senior College Theatre followed by a Q&A session with documentary participants and family violence workers from the shire.
Pictured: David Nugent with year 11 students from Hallam Senior College.
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