The Men and Family Centre

We are an accredited provider of group programs for men who want to stop hurting and frightening their partners and children, and support programs for women who are partners of men who use violence. We provide programs in Lismore and Tweed Heads.

Abuse and violence are not just physical. They can also be verbal, emotional, social, psychological and sexual. It takes courage to discuss these things. However, the rewards can be enormous.

Your relationships can be caring and respectful. Your time with your partner and children can be fulfilling and happy.

Groups for MenSupport for Women

Men's Behaviour Assessment Tool

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Groups for Men

Our men’s behaviour change program, MEND, is for men who want to stop hurting and frightening the people they love.

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Support for Women

If you are a woman who is worried about your partner’s behaviour, or your safety, you can ring us to discuss your concerns.

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Why our work is important

This video from the Victorian peak body No To Violence  explains the importance of Men’s Behaviour Change programs.


Maintaining a healthy relationship can be difficult at times. We offer counselling services to support families with the pressures they may face in a safe and neutral place. What sort of counselling do we offer? The Men & Family Centre offers counselling for men,...

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Need emergency help with food and clothing?

These agencies can help: Lismore Soup Kitchen Winsome Hotel, 11 Bridge Street, North Lismore Phone: 6624 6080 Contact: Margaret Lord 0400 340 973 (or 6621 6936) Accommodation Manager: Mieke Bell, ph 0407 789 528 Red Dove Centre Uniting Church (basement), Keen Street...

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What is domestic violence?

Emotional violence Emotional violence is behaviour that does not accord equal importance and respect to another person’s feelings, opinions and experiences. It is often the most difficult to pinpoint or identify. However all forms of violence and controlling behaviour...

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