Programmes for Men


Stopping Violence Southland offers group and individual programmes for men at 70 Victoria Avenue, Invercargill.
The Non- violence group programme after an assessment, is a 16 session programme held one evening each week from 7.00pm to 9.30pm. Optional individual sessions maybe available in the group programme
The aim of the programme is
• The stopping and prevention of family violence by supporting men to explore how they relate to women and children
• Education and support to find alternatives to using violence to solve problems
• Learning to express and manage feelings
• Building relationships based on equality and respect
• Dealing with Grief
• Exploring Beliefs which allow the use of violence
• Positive parenting and fathering skills
• Support men to take responsibility for their own actions and help them identify harmful thoughts and attitudes about relationships that often lead them to violence and/or abuse.

The non-violence individual programme after assessment is an 11 session programme with further optional sessions available.
The aim of the programme is
• The stopping and prevention of family violence by supporting men to explore how they relate to women and children
• Education and support to alternates to using violence to solve problems
• Learning to express and manage feelings
• Building relationships based on equality and respect
• Dealing with Beliefs and grief
• Positive parenting and fathering skills
• Support men to take responsibility for their own actions and help them identify harmful or taken for granted ideas about relationships that often lead them into violence using violence and/or abuse.

The male victim/applicant programme after an assessment is a 10 session individual programme
The programme will
• Provide support from Facilitators who understand your experience,
• Offer a safe, confidential environment in which to talk about your experiences,
• Provide information about ways to keep yourself and your children safe,
• Help and prepare a safety plan for you and your children,
• Help you see what choices you have about leaving or staying in the relationship,
• Help you understand the dynamics of abusive relationships,
• Give you the opportunity to plan for a brighter future,
• Inform you of support agencies in the community