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

19th January 2020 Reading Time: 9 minutes General, Behavioural Change, Conflict Resolution, Men's Health, Anger Management. 563 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

10th January 2020 Reading Time: 1 minutes Domestic Violence, General, Mens. 1171 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.

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

18th December 2019 Reading Time: 9 minutes Men's Health, Domestic Violence, Behavioural Change, General, Equality, Communication, Parenting, Relationships. 787 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.

2019 Weekend Retreat

18th December 2019 Reading Time: 1 minutes Parenting, General. 754 views.

Here are some highlights from our 2019 Weekend Retreat

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

15th December 2019 Reading Time: 1 minute Anger Management, Behavioural Change, Relationships, Bullying, Conflict Resolution, Domestic Violence, Equality, General. 1326 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 silent tragedy affecting today’s children

15th December 2019 Reading Time: 3 minutes General, Communication, Media, Parenting, Relationships, Teenagers. 4103 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:

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

2nd December 2019 Reading Time: 1 minute Media, Men's Health, General. 1977 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

28th November 2019 Reading Time: 1 minute General. 1370 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

11th November 2019 Reading Time: 3 minutes General, Men's Health. 484 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

7th November 2019 Reading Time: 1 minutes Media, General, Domestic Violence. 992 views.