Men and Masculinities Programme

The Men and Masculinities programme is offered by the Recovery and Accountability Partnership that DVIP have with the alcohol and substance misuse charity Cranstoun. This service is for men who are in recovery and are aware that their relationships have become damaged by their substance misuse and their behaviour.

The programme aims to create a safe and supportive space for you to explore; the impact that other people's expectations have had on you as a man, your substance use, your experiences of parenting as well as your self-care and self-esteem.

The programme also offers a linked (ex-) partner support service so that your current or ex partner can be offered support while you attend the programme.

What does the programme cover?

The programme focuses on behaviour, how we act, how this reinforces how we think and feel and, most importantly, how to act differently. It is also designed to support any other treatment you may be involved with.

The programme lasts for up to 30 weeks delivered with three core modules:

  • Coercion
  • Control
  • Consequences

We look at how pressure builds inside of you, how to have conflict safely and how your experiences of masculinity have shaped the lens through which you see your relationships.

Also we will be trying to help you come to terms with the worst of your experiences, how to break the link between the past and the present, and how to stop repeating the traumas at the heart of your behaviour.

We will explore what it means to be a respectful and supportive parent, whatever your relationship with your child or children may be. We will also explore how to rebuild the trust in your life.

We will look at any issues around intimacy, closeness, sex and sexuality, including how to love generously, or how to let go. 

Coming into treatment can be the first positive step towards making life better for you and the people you love. Please get in touch with us if:

  • you want to get stable
  • you want to get well
  • you want to feel confident
  • you want to put the past behind you
  • you want to make yourself proud
  • you know you can be a good dad
  • you know you can be a good partner
  • you want to ‘step up to the plate’
  • you want to be more self-reliant
  • you want to keep your promises

Our programmes are built to support the process of change and work from the basis that part of making changes is to understand the past and the harm you do to yourself and the ones you love.

How to attend

You can arrange to meet with a worker when you talk to any staff member at the drug or alcohol service you are attending. Alternatively, to speak to someone in confidence, call 020 7923 8010 or email info28b@cranstoun.org.uk.

We can’t change the past, but we hope this programme will help you feel empowered to make clearer, safer, and more conscious choices as you move forward with your life.



Men and Masculinities programme leaflet

Men and Masculinities programme leaflet



Information for men


Men who want to attend a programme to address their use of domestic violence

Other agencies that may be able to help:




Men’s Advice Line

Confidential helpline for men experiencing domestic violence by a current partner or ex-partner. Includes men in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.

Tel: 0808 801 0327



Information and advice for people who are abusive towards their partners and want help to stop. Respect is the national association for domestic violence programmes and linked support services.

Information phoneline: 0808 802 4040

Tel: 0845 122 8609





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