EveryMan provides specialist support to men and others who have issues with violence and abusive behaviour - towards partners and family, or in other settings, e.g. workplaces or public places. We also support people who have experienced family or other violence.
We work with people towards real outcomes that reduce violence. Effective support leads to improvements for the people using violence as well as for their families and their communities.
We have two ongoing programs specifically for violence prevention.
Working With the Man
This program is a specialist behavioural change program for men who have been violent to women. The program offers a full range of resources to build the capacity for participants to make lasting changes. Participants volunteer for the program and must acknowledge and take responsibility for their behaviour before they can be accepted.
Preventing Violence, Changing Behaviour
In this twelve-week program, we work with participants in a group environment to address violent behaviour. By using cognitive-behavioural techniques, participants learn how to make lasting changes. The program stresses accountability and responsibility. It is more than anger management, focusing on the bigger picture.
We give top priority to the safety of partners, children and other members of a participant's family at all times. Services supporting partners and children help us assess whether changes in your behaviour and relationships are helping them feel safer. Consequently risk assessment will be an ongoing process.
COVID-19 - Connect & Support (for duration of the pandemic only)
If you feel that you are at risk of being violent to a family member or need to discuss issues that are placing your partner and /or family at harm you can call Connect & Support on 0479 018 021 and have a conversation with a violence prevention specialist to discuss strategies that will keep your family safe and discuss ongoing supports through one of our programs.
Please note this service is only available between the hours of 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday. If we are unable to take your call immediately leave a message and we will respond as soon as we possibly can. If the matter is urgent, please call 000.
These programs are available to men and others living in the ACT and region who have used violence or are at serious risk of using violence, particularly within intimate partner and family relationships. However people having similar problems in other settings (e.g. workplace, social environments) are equally eligible for support.
Men and others can enter our Violence Prevention programs through one of three pathways:
- Court order or recommendation
- Referral from an ACT government agency or community organisation
Working With the Man (WWM)
For men (and others) using violence and controlling behaviour with intimate partners (and other family) Referrals to WWM can be made by agencies or people wanting to access services for themselves using the WWM referral web form.
Preventing Violence, Changing Behaviour (PVCB)
A twelve-week group program for men who are using violence or intimidating and controlling behaviour with partners or family, or in other settings. People wishing to access PVCB for themselves, other agencies and professionals can use our general referral web form.
Or you can can call us direct on 02 6230 6999.
Partner Advocacy and Support
Support services for partners, ex-partners and family members of participants in the Working with the Man or Preventing Violence, Changing Behaviours programs, to increase safety and provide a safe place to share their experiences without judgement.
There is no charge for the Working With the Man service, although participants accessing additional counselling and group work programs are asked to consider making a financial contribution at a level proportional to income. Financial issues will be considered by everyMan so that access to these services is not contingent on ability to pay.
If WWM participants require other community services, the cost of these services will be the responsibility of the participant.
We only have a limited number of places, so you may want to call us to get more information about vacancies and waiting lists before sending a referral form.
For information please contact our office on (02) 6230 6999 during office hours.