Researchers looking for men to take part in new domestic violence study

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Researchers are looking for men who are concerned that they are, or have been, abusive in their relationships with women to take part in a new study that will help improve how we support men in changing their behaviour.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) funded REPROVIDE study at the University of Bristol’s Centre for Academic Primary Care has developed a 23-week group programme for men that aims to help them understand and change their behaviour. The study aims to assess the effectiveness of the programme for the men taking part and in terms of the safety and wellbeing of their partner or ex-partner.

The study is working in partnership with the charities Barnardo’s, Splitz Support Service, NextLink, Phoenix Domestic Abuse Services and Respect to recruit men who live in Bristol, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset or Gwent and who are or have been:

  • in a relationship with a female partner
  • aged 21 or over
  • worried that their behaviour towards female partners might be violent or abusive
  • able to take part in an English-speaking group.
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