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Thorne Harbour Health Launches Online MBCP

Clear Space is the first fully online Men’s Behaviour Change group in Australia for gay, bi, trans and queer men who are looking to change their use of violence in their relationships.

A partnership between No to Violence (NTV), ACON (NSW) and Thorne Harbour Health, Clear Space is a pilot program that has been funded by NTV and will be evaluated by Monash. By providing this space for gay, bi, trans and queer men in the Men’s Behaviour Change space, the partners hope to build an evidence base to support more effective, inclusive interventions with LGBTIQA+ people who have used violence in their relationships.

The Clear Space group will meet online, and support participants to discuss the impacts of their behaviour on themselves, partners and others. Throughout the group program, participants will look at ways to make the changes needed, to have the kinds of relationships they want. The focus will be on honesty, responsibility and support for making change.

(Thorne Harbour Health email, 26.5.22)