Do you need to change the way you act with your partner or other family members? There is help available to support you.
It's not an easy thing to do on your own.
Asking for help is not a sign of weakness. It's a sign that you're serious about change and you want to make sure you deal with the problem properly.
I wish I'd done this program 20 years ago. It would have saved me a lot of grief.
Are you serious about change?
Take the next step:
Get specialist professional help
If you've read this far, you've already taken the first step - acknowledging that you have a problem and need to fix it. Take action to get started on change by talking to someone who can help.
- Everyone's situation is different, so talking to a professional can help you target the key things that will make a difference in your situation.
- Domestic and Family Violence isn't just about anger. Specialist Domestic and Family Violence programs are proven to be more effective than anger management programs or general psychological counselling. Read more about what to expect from a specialist men's DFV Intervention Program.
I’ve been to (other professionals) and paid $300 a session and told them my whole story and they sit and write it all down – it might help him, but it didn’t help me. When I spoke to you, you listened and interacted with me, asked me questions – treated me like I was a real person.
Taught me to be honest with myself and see things through other people's eyes.
When you go home from here you never think … “the session wasn’t as good as it could have been”, because what we get from here, we can’t get anywhere else.
- Many locations in Queensland have government-funded services which means they are free or low cost.
- SPEAQ members are specialist professionals, working in programs funded by and endorsed by the Qld Government. Read about Approved Intervention Programs.
To be honest, I was going to just come and sit here, not say anything and get it over with. But I really like coming here. It's not what I expected.
(What was helpful about the group): Having a non judgemental group who could speak honestly about our issues.
I learned how to put together my culture + Australian culture in a beneficial way. I learned how to respect my family and children. I was desperate but now I am happy. "My life came back".
You can take action now
- Connect with a specialist professional. SPEAQ members are in locations throughout Queensland. Look through our list of services to find someone near you and book in for an initial assessment interview.
- Need to talk with someone right now? DVConnect Mensline on 1800 600 636 is available between 9 am and midnight to talk over your situation and get info on services close to you. Or visit their website.
* These are real comments from men who have completed a program. Names have been changed.