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Behaviour Change Programmes

Change delivers a community based domestic violence prevention programme. It is a Respect Accredited programme for men who want to stop being abusive towards intimate partners.

Change also delivers individual programmes which work with abuse perpetrated by women and within same sex relationships.

Have you abused your partner or ex-partner?

Forms of abuse:

Emotional Put them down, make them feel bad about themselves, make them think they're crazy, humiliate them.
Isolation Control what they do, who they see, what they read and where they go, limit or discourage outside involvement.
Children Encourage children to take sides, make them feel guilty about the children, use child contact to harass them.
Physical Hit, shoved, pulled hair, punched, kicked, grabbed, choked, pushed, restrained, poked, jabbed, slapped.
Threats Threatened to harm your partner, their friends or family, punch walls or smash things.
Sexual Forcing sex, use sulks or punishments if they refuse sex, force them to watch any sexual acts.

Who is the programme for?

The programme is for any man or woman who wants to stop their abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex-partner.

How long is the programme?

The group work programme is over 27 sessions and the individual programme is over 18 sessions. Group sessions are held in the evenings and individual sessions or offered during the day or evening. You will be required to attend initial assessment sessions prior to starting any programme as well as a pre-programme session.

Where are the sessions held?

Assessment sessions are held in central venues in Essex, Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. . For current group session venues see our DVPP Where And When page. Individual programme venues are arranged with each client.

What happens on the group programme?

We work in small groups of up to 10 people. The programme will help you to understand your behaviour, take responsibility for it and offer you skills and support to end your abusive behaviour.

I want to change… what do I do now?

For information or to arrange an appointment Contact Us.

We also accept referrals from voluntary and health services (see DVPP Where And When for referral forms). Statutory Services please contact Tania Woodgate.

Domestic Abuse Service and Contact Activity Provider

Identify your abusive behaviour, and learn how you can change for your children


Emotional abuse, Isolation & Jealousy, Child manipulation, Physical Abuse, Threats & Intimidation, Sexual Abuse, Financial Abuse, Honour Based Violence, Power & Control, Harassing & Stalking

Formerly Relate North Essex & East Herts

The Change Project is based in Chelmsford and offers Counselling Services, Better Parents Apart Programme, Behavioural Change and Partner Services in Essex, Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire, and Bedfordshire.

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0845 3727701 & 01245 258680

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The Change Portfolio, T/A The Change Project, is a company limited by guarantee (Registered in England and Wales - Company Number: 3167701) and a registered charity (Charity Number: 1053948).
The registered office is 11b Broomfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1SY.

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