I want to make a change
Are you worried about your behaviour and looking for help to make a change?
Relationships can be challenging and make us feel vulnerable. Being intimate with someone means getting close enough to get hurt. This means our emotions feel stronger than they do with other people: we can get frustrated, feel jealous and worry when things aren’t working how we want them to. We sometimes find ourselves behaving in ways which hurt or scare the people around us, and make us feel bad about ourselves. But it’s never too late to Make a Change.
I can’t undo 20 years of damage, I wish I had done it sooner. The programmes are so much help.”
How We Can Help
Make a Change is designed to support people who are concerned that they might be hurting, scaring or controlling their partner, and who want help to make it better.
The service is completely free of charge, and tailored to meet your needs.
We provide one-to-one assessments, and individual and group-work which focuses on understanding your behaviour in relationships, and supporting you to make positive changes for you, your partner or ex-partner, and your children (if you have any).
If you’re a father, we can also help you to understand the impact your behaviour can have on your children, to learn child-centred parenting techniques, and to co-parent in a way that is respectful and focused on the needs of your children.
What Should I Expect?
If you decide that you’d like some support to understand and change your behaviour, the programme will cover topics such as:
- Healthy relationships
- Understanding the links between our thoughts, feelings and behaviour
- Understanding arguments with loved ones
- Emotional resilience and self-care
- Managing stress
The MAC model is grounded in an established evidence base for safe and effective work with people using abusive behaviours, and is delivered by services that are Respect accredited or working towards this standard.
Our integrated support services for partners and/or ex-partners of people whose behaviour is of concern are delivered in line with the Women’s Aid National Quality Standards. This partner support is delivered by TDAS.
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