Men’s Behaviour Change Program

Men who use violence against their families can receive individual and group counselling from BHN’s Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

About the program

This 20-week program supports men in taking responsibility for their violence and abuse.

As a part of individual case management, men receive practical support in addressing their needs with regards to their use of violence.

We follow ‘No To Violence’s Minimum Standards’ for practice in our Men’s Behaviour Change Program. Children, partners, ex-partners, and other family members are also supported by the program. The following services are available:

  • Counselling and advocacy for individuals
  • Information and support
  • Services referrals
  • Group programs for support

A comprehensive response is provided to families experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, family violence at BHN. Our children-centred and family-focused services include:

  • Care coordination for men and family violence case management
  • Safety planning and risk assessment
  • Individual and group counselling for women and children
  • Referrals to other services

Accessing the program

The program is targeted at men (and their families) who live or work in Port Phillip, Stonnington, Bayside, Kingston or Glen Eira. Participants from other areas are also welcome.

Referrals can be made in the following ways:

  • Self-referral
  • Child Protection Services
  • Corrections Victoria
  • Victoria Police
  • Other programs for changing men’s behavior
  • Men’s Referral Service (MRS)

We discuss our programs, your situation and needs, and your goals for participating in the Men’s Behaviour Change Program during the assessment process.

The service is available at the St Kilda location from Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm.


Typically, the cost of the group program is $25 per session, depending on individual circumstances.

Individual men’s counselling or case management is free of charge.


Please contact the Family Violence Team on 9684 4281 for more information about the Men’s Behaviour Change Program.

In case of crisis or distress, please contact:

Lifeline – 131114
MensLine – 1300 78 99 78
Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491