As one of the largest providers of Men’s Behaviour Change Programs (MBCPs) in Queensland, UnitingCare has acknowledged its responsibility to contribute to evidence-building. In 2018, UnitingCare initiated a longitudinal evaluation of their MBCP, Men Choosing Change, and commissioned an evaluation from QCDFVR. The evaluation has been conducted in three stages beginning with a collaborative co-design process to develop the evaluation design with UnitingCare staff and managers and key stakeholders at sites across the five regions within Queensland that this program is delivered.

Stage 2 examined early outcomes for program participants and their partners/ex-partners and children at the time men completed Men Choosing Change. We also examined the implementation of the program. In collaboration with UnitingCare we conducted a knowledge translation and exchange process of Stage 2 findings with staff and managers during 2021 to identify strengths and areas to develop and improve.

Stage 3 examines the longer-term outcomes for the men who participated in Men Choosing Change during 2019 and their partners/ex-partners and children. The findings are contextualised with our findings from the Stage 2 and recent studies of other MBCPs. We also reflect on the implications of these findings for UnitingCare to develop their practice approach within Men Choosing Change.

TIMEFRAME: June 2018 – March 2022

SPONSOR: UnitingCare

Click here to view ‘Stage 2’ report

‘Stage 3’ report to be released