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Anger Management — Men
Anger Management Strategies
Counselling and Support

   
           
 

..ANGER MANAGEMENT
- -- SUPPORT FOR MEN
- -- SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
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. COUNSELLING & SUPPORT
- -- FOR SEPARATED MEN
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-.FAMILY VIOLENCE
- -- SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
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--.INTERVENTION ORDERS
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- -- STALKING
- -- CYBERSTALKING

 


“It is crucial men see counselling as
a strategy to review and improve
relationships rather than a last resort.”

Nine strategies to manage your anger

  1. Be aware of the physical signs that your anger is building - fast heart rate and breathing, sweating, becoming agitated, sudden sensations of heat and flushing in the face, pressure building in your head, your stomach starts to knot, muscles tighten, especially the jaw and arms. These signs are indications your body is preparing for ‘flight or fight ’- a response to threat.
  2. Tell the person you are angry with “I can’t think properly, I’m getting too angry, I will talk about this when I’ve calmed down”.
  3. Take time out. Walk away from the situation for however long it takes. On a scale of 1-10, if your anger is more than 7, you will need at least an hour to calm yourself.
  4. Distract yourself by thinking about something else. Go for a walk, jog, ride a bike — something physical that will burn up your energy. You could also ring a trusted relative or friend.
  5. Practice relaxation or deep breathing. When angry, breathing becomes fast and shallow. Slow and deepen your breath for a calming effect. Take five long, slow breaths and relax the muscles in your arms and face.
  6. When you are feeling calmer, ask the person to discuss the issue with you again, or invite them to make a time to discuss it. If you get angry, walk away from the situation again.
  7. Consider how close you were to being abusive and think calming thoughts. Also think about how your arguments start and don’t rehearse negative statements like blaming the other person etc. Back away when these thoughts start to build up tension.
  8. Use walk away ‘time out’ to gain control over your anger and prevent physical violence or abuse. Don’t try to use it as a form of control to end a disagreement.
  9. Practise taking a 15 minute ‘time out’ at least three times a week even if you are not feeling aggressive. Do something you enjoy but never use this time to drink, take drugs or do something which upsets your partner. Come back right on time and continue what you were doing OR invite your partner to take ‘time out’ to do something they enjoy.

LOCAL SUPPORT FOR MEN

Family Life
Domestic violence programs, counselling
37 Playne Street FRANKSTON
Phone: 9770 0341
email: info@familylife.com.au

Mates
Men’s Behaviour Change Group - Family Life specialist family violence services

Phone the Duty Worker: 8599 5433
Email: webinfo@familylife.com.au

MATES program offers men the opportunity to learn and use alternatives to behaving violently or abusively. You may also be provided with individual counselling before or after the group program and, where appropriate, sessions with your partner. The Family Life counsellor maintains contact with your partner during the program to monitor wellbeing and, where possible, assist with the transfer of learning into the home and family relationships.

Where couples are separated and there is ongoing conflict over children, the counsellor implements strategies to maintain duty of care and promote safety.

Men’s Behaviour Change
Life Works
345 Nepean Highway
FRANKSTON

Phone: 9783 7611 or 9783 8633

13 Sessions. $25 fee for each session.

Program provides opportunities for men who are creating problems in their lives with their violence, abusive or angry behaviour to learn new and more constructive ways of behaving.

It also assists men change the way they think and act so that they can form more respectful relationships with their partners, children, families, friends, or those at work. The program aims to provide immediate help, ideas, support and challenges.

All applicants require an appointment to attend an initial interview.

Salvation Army — Dandenong
Positive Lifestyle Counselling Service
147-151 Foster Street, DANDENONG 3175

Phone: 9794 9533
Times:

Tuesday 9:30am — 10:30am (Male & Female)
Wednesday 6.00pm — 8.00pm (Male & Female)
Thursday 6:00pm — 7:30pm (Men only)

Regular six week program. Limited class sizes so bookings essential. Appointment required before intake. Program has set fees which are reduced if the client has a Health Care Card or can prove financial difficulty. This service MAY be fully funded if you are going through the court system and have a drug problem.

The service also offers One-on-One counselling (small charge, reduced with HCC).

Frankston Community Health
Family violence programs, counselling
Frankston Integrated Health Centre
Phone: 9784 8100
Hastings Road FRANKSTON 3199
Melway Ref: 100A G11


PHONE AND WEBSITE ADVICE

Men’s Referral Service
For men who are concerned about any of the following:

  • Getting frustrated and exploding
  • Being abusive to your family
  • Feeling angry with the people you care most about
  • Using violence in the home
  • Feeling overwhelmed or confused
  • Effect your behaviour is having on your children and those around you.

Calls are free, anonymous and confidential.

Phone: 9428 2899 Melbourne area,
or 1800 065 973 (country Victoria)
Hours: 9:00am - 9:00pm, weekdays
Web: www.mrs.org.au

Men’s Line
Phone: 1300 789 978
Hours: 24hrs, seven days a week
Web: www.menslineaus.org.au

Lifeline
Phone: 131 114
Hours: 24hrs, seven days a week
Web: www.lifeline.org.au



     
     
 
 
   
DOWNLOAD BROCHURES
 
   
FAMILY VIOLENCE - SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
 
   
STRATEGIES TO MANAGE YOUR ANGER - SUPPORT FOR WOMEN
 
   
ANGER MANAGEMENT - SUPPORT FOR MEN
 
   
SUPPORT FOR SEPARATED MEN
 
   
ABUSE AND INTERVENTION ORDERS
 
   
UNWANTED CONTACT BY STALKING
 
   
ABUSE BY CYBER STALKING
 
     
 
 
 

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Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

 

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