A continuous 16 week Behaviour Change programme based on the belief that physical, sexual or psychological violence is not ok. It is for men who are aware that the way they express their anger and use violence and abuse against others is harmful.

Objectives of the progamme:

  • The nature of violence and abuse
  • Social, cultural and historical context of violence and abuse
  • Effects of violence on children, how to break the intergenerational cycle of violence
  • Anger management – beliefs about anger and the purpose it serves
  • Strategies to keep oneself safe from being violent or abusive
  • Accountability and Responsibility
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Clear non abusive communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Assessment of goals and closure

Goals of the Programme:

  • To help men build their self esteem
  • To assist them to explore the social, cultural and historical context of domestic violence
  • To increase the men’s understanding of the effects of such violence on themselves and their families
  • To empower them through education and support to deal with these effects
  • To assist the men assess safety issues for themselves and make appropriate safety plans
  • To enable men to recognise the components of a healthy relationship and explore future options
  • To ensure they know that they have options and to encourage safer choices for themselves 


Living Violence Free operates and is managed as a collaboration between the two local Women’s Refuges.  Our Organisation members are:

Two members of these two organisations forms the Management Committee of Living Violence Free.