What you can expect if you want to join the programme

You can contact us at any of the numbers on the contact page and an appointment will be made for an initial assessment.

If you would prefer, you can fill out the referral to the right or below on mobile devices. Our programme is provided free of charge.

Currently groups are run in the following areas;

  • Athlone
  • Cork
  • Dublin
    ( Swords, Tallaght and City Central)
  • Galway
  • Kerry
  • Limerick/ Clare
  • Meath
  • North Tipperary
  • Sligo

The assessment process usually takes place over one to two sessions and this will look at whether you are suitable for joining the programme. It is essential that you accept responsibility for your behaviour and demonstrate a real desire for change. This is the first step towards changing your behaviour.

The group programme lasts 23 weeks and individual sessions are also offered alongside the group programme. Sessions usually take place in the evening and there are natural breaks to the sessions for holiday periods and the programme does not run during the months of July and August. The programme is delivered on a rolling basis which means that you will not have to wait very long until you can join a group if you are suitable.
In areas where it is not possible to run a group programme, individual sessions may be offered.

You will be required to participate fully in the sessions and attend all sessions unless you have a valid reason as to why you are unable to attend a session. Failure to participate fully and repeated non-attendance will result in you being asked to leave the group.
You will be given the opportunity to learn about the impact of your behaviour on your partner and children. The programme will help you to develop new ways of coping and change how you think and behave towards women and children.

Your current or ex-partner will also be offered support in her own right. If you are not willing to give us your partners contact details, we will be unable to offer you a place on one of our programmes.

Is the service confidential?

Our service is confidential but there are limits to this if we are concerned about your safety or your risk to others including children. If a service has referred you to us, we may be required to share information with them. We will be clear with you what information remains confidential and what is not.
You will be required to sign an agreement detailing when and why we will share information. We may also require your consent to obtain information from other services.

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During the Covid 19 pandemic, MOVE Ireland will continue to work with men who are worried about their behaviour to their partner or ex partner.
We have suspended all face to face support but will continue to take new referrals and offer phone and on-line support to men and their (ex)partners.
If you are worried about your behaviour please contact any of the phone numbers in the contact us page.