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Between 2011 - 2016 DETER successfully worked with men who recognised they needed to change.We are once again doing what we did best,supporting men with unhealthy relationship problems to make positive and healthy changes.

Over 5 years we worked with 495 men with over 135 of those men completing the Relationship Skills Programme and in the process helping 105 families of the men that attended.

DETER offers support to all men who want to change their inappropriate behaviours.

Relationship Skills Programme - RSP

The Relationship Skills Programme is for adult males who have or had problems within intimate adult female relationships. Men can refer themselves or be referred by an agency such as Social Services.

The primary goal of the RSP is to reduce the chance of men's abuse against intimate female partners and to promote healthier relationships. An additional goal is to reduce the chance of abuse of children within the family.

The Programme

The programme works on a rolling basis. New clients are admitted to the group when there are spaces available.

A successful completion will be acknowledged when participants complete all necessary group sessions and have made progress in meeting the goals they set at the beginning of the programme.

The programme is designed to be delivered at least once a week and in some situations twice. More frequent programme delivery would not allow time for the participants to take on board what they had learnt and practice important skills.

Programme Entry

The RSP is for adult males,18 years + that have been in, or are in, an intimate relationship with an adult female and voluntarily consent to participate.

Participants should be able to acknowledge that they have been abusive and talk about the types of unhealthy behaviours they have used within their relationship(s). They must be willing to consider what goals they can set themselves that will support positive change and reduce the chance of old behaviours emerging in the future.

Contact Information

Call us - 0191 490 9104


email - info@deter or deterdvpp@outlook

or write to us

Unit 24
Greensfield Business Centre
Mulgrave Terrace

© DETER wudsyn 2017 Working in partnership with Gateshead Council