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Support for adults who commit domestic violence and abuse

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Most domestic violence and abuse is perpetrated by men over women although women can also be abusive and abuse can take place in same sex relationships.

Do you:

  • Shout at your partner or ex-partner?
  • Say things you later regret?
  • Hit your partner?
  • Smash things up?
  • Show no respect to your partner?
  • Have a problem with jealousy?

If you're able answer yes to any of the above, it's likely you're abusing your partner or ex-partner.

Are you:

  • Worried your abusive behaviour is escalating?
  • Concerned your children are witnessing arguments frequently? 

Facing up to a problem is the hardest part of the process in embedding positive change but once you have been able to accept that your behaviour is abusive and requires improvement, support is available to help you make positive changes.

Striving for Change Rochdale

Striving for Change is a service for men and women across Rochdale borough who are abusive in their intimate relationships and want to access support to address their behaviour. 

The programme aims to help you become aware of unhealthy behaviours at an early stage so you can stop the situation from escalating. They'll also support you in working towards changing your behaviour so you can improve your relationship with your current or ex-partners. The programme is available to all men and women over the age of 18.

There are short and long-term programmes available to you. The type of programme they'll offer you will depend on your individual needs. Some programmes also provide support to your partner or ex-partners and your children.

How Striving for Change works

Upon receiving a referral, they aim to contact you within one week and invite you for a 1:1 assessment at a central location. After this assessment, they'll offer you a suitable programme. Early evening appointments are  available if you work during the day.

For more information, contact Striving for Change at or call 07715 665 019.

Rochdale Connection Trust (RCT)

RCT offer a 12 month 'male perpetrator programme', for men wanting to change their lives.
The programme explores where your controlling behaviour has evolved from and provides you with strategies and encouragement to alter and improve your situation. You need to self-refer to the programme to demonstrate your commitment to making positive changes.

For more information call 07748 780 871.

Respect Phoneline

Respect phoneline is a national, confidential and anonymous helpline for anyone concerned about their violence or abuse towards a partner or ex-partner. A team of skilled professionals can offer advice, information and support to help you stop being violent and abusive to your partner.

You can call the helpline on 0800 802 4040

The phone line is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm and it's FREE from landlines and most mobile phones.

More information about Respect Phoneline

Alternatively, you can email for more information.



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