How do we prevent men from becoming violent? How do we stop those who have from continuing the cycle? And although men are statistically far less likely to be the victims of domestic violence, how do we help those who are?

In this episode, Lisa interviews Martin Fisk CEO of Menslink – an organisation that provides counselling, mentoring, and support for young men in Canberra. They tackle the area of how we prevent young men from becoming violent, and providing the support they need to take their life in a different direction. Menslink are working to change the idea that it’s not okay for men to ask for help. It is okay, and it’s a vital part of ending domestic violence.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call 1800 RESPECT. If it’s an emergency, please call the emergency services in your region (000 for Australia).

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Lisa roundLisa McAdams

I decided to start Hope beyond abuse because I have been there and I know how daunting it can be to realise and accept that you are living in an abusive relationship.

I hope that by reading my blogs and listening to the podcasts you will gain insight to what is happening to you and feel less alone. If you know somebody whom you suspect is being abused, I hope you can gain an understanding of how best to help them.

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