Men’s Behaviour Change Programme

Supporting men to address unsafe and unhealthy behaviours in intimate relationships.

Supporting men to address unsafe and unhealthy behaviours in intimate relationships.

Relationships are complicated and have their ups and downs, but they should never be harmful – physically, or emotionally.

If you are worried about your treatment of current or previous partners, we can help.

 

We run a programme called ‘Bridging to Change’, specifically for men who are concerned about their behaviour in relationships.

 

If you take part in this programme, you will be supported to reflect and understand the root causes of any ‘unhealthy’ behaviours. Our team will provide a mixture of support and challenge to help you address any issues and learn how to change things.

Sessions take place on a one-to-one basis and in groups.

 

The term “unhealthy behaviours” can mean different things for different people. More often than not, unhealthy behaviours include some or all of the following:

  • Extreme feelings of jealousy and taking this out on your partner
  • Struggling to manage your emotions, or your anger
  • Being controlling towards your partner, emotionally, financially or physically
  • Criticising your partner and putting them down, for example for things they do, say or wear
  • Behaviours like screaming, shouting, hitting, punching walls or throwing objects
  • Intimidating your partner, making them worried, scared or fearful for how you’ll behave or react

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I thought my abusive behaviour was everyone else’s fault, not my own. This programme changed my life and helped me to change in many different ways.
Adam, 38, programme participant

 

If you recognise any of this behaviour and would like to make positive changes in your life, we want to work with you.

Remember – our team are here not to judge, but to listen, positively challenge, and help you move forward.

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The programme is open to anybody who identifies as male and has relationships with people who identify as female. You can be single, or in an existing relationship. 

If you identify as LGBTQ+, or require an interpreter for your preferred language, please see our Individual Behaviour Change Programme.

You will discuss your personal history and situation. You will also work through themes such as; respect and negotiation, non-violent behaviour, intimacy and vulnerability, support and trust, sexual respect and child-centred parenting.

Once you have contacted us, we will offer you an assessment with one of our team, who will discuss the programme with you in more detail. The programme then includes: 

  • Up to 10 individual 1 hour sessions with a practitioner  
  • 30 group sessions, where you will work alongside other men who are also on the programme 

These take place each week, so on average each person works with us for around 40 weeks. 

Other than your current or previous partners (if you give permission for us to contact them), nobody will know you are attending the programme.

Our service is confidential, which means your information would be treated as confidential except in circumstances where your behaviour posed a risk to others in which case it would be shared with the appropriate individual or organisation.

For all our behaviour change programmes, we always offer support to the partners, ex-partners and children of participants.

We do this to make sure that everybody involved has access to the help they need and by coming on our programme, you will be asked for the details of people who have been affected by your behaviour.

They will be contacted separately and offered support. The support we offer them is voluntary – if they would rather not work with us, or are already receiving support from elsewhere, this will not affect the service you receive from us.

Contact Respect

Worried about your behaviour but not ready to book? Access advice and information from national domestic abuse charity Respect via phone, email or webchat.

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Accessing support for someone else

If you're a professional working with someone you think would benefit from our programme, you can refer them directly. Please note you must have their permission to do this.

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Individual Programme

Behaviour change support for men who identify as LGBTQ+ or speak English as a second language