Your Programmes

Attending a programme should help you to stay out of trouble.

Taking part in a programme is about learning new approaches to coping with problems in your life so that you can deal with them in a legal and less harmful way. Programmes are based on research into what helps keep people from reoffending.

We expect group members to respect each other’s confidentiality. Information about your input on the group does go back to your Offender Manager. If you say something that causes alarm then that will need to be acted upon. If you recognise somebody on the group, let the facilitators and/or your Offender Manager know. You can then discuss if we need to do anything about it.

You can learn more about the different programmes we offer by selecting them on the menu to the left.

Building Better Relationships (BBR) is a group programme designed to reduce reoffending by adult male offenders convicted of intimate partner violence. It may be a court ordered programme as part of your sentence or part of your prison licence.

The programme will help you;

  • Learn more about the sorts of behaviour that damages relationships
  • Get a better understanding of yourself
  • See how personal issues play a part in the violence you show to your partner
  • Find and build on your strengths and use these to improve your relationships
  • Develop the skills you have and learn new ones to overcome the difficulties you face.

The programme consists of 24 group sessions and 6 one-to-one sessions.

As the programme is court ordered or a licence condition, you must meet all your appointments or let the programme tutor know why you are unable to attend. If you fail to meet these appointments you will have breached your order/licence and may be returned to court.

You can read our Building Better Relationships leaflet by clicking here (.pdf).

Drink Impaired Drivers (DID) is a group programme for people who have committed a drink-driving offence. It may be a court ordered programme as part of your sentence or part of your prison licence.

The programme will help you;

  • Avoid drink driving in the future
  • Understand how alcohol affects the body and your driving skills
  • Plan effectively so that you don’t need to drive after drinking
  • Monitor your drinking patterns and understand why you drink
  • Look at why you committed the offence
  • Talk about the effects your behaviour has on other people
  • Drive safely.

The programmes comprises of 14 weekly group sessions and a some one-to-one sessions with to prepare you for the programme.

As the programme is court ordered or a licence condition, you must meet all your appointments or let the programme tutor know why you are unable to attend. If you fail to meet these appointments you will have breached your order/licence and may be returned to court.

You can read our Drink Impaired Drivers leaflet by clicking here (.pdf).

Resolve is a group programme that aims to reduce violent behaviour in men over 18 years of age. It may be a court ordered programme as part of your sentence or part of your prison licence.

The programme will help you;

  • Work with other people in the group on how to manage your anger and deal with problems without losing your temper
  • Look at your behaviour and try new ways of thinking so that you keep out of trouble.

The programme consists of 21 weekly group sessions and 4 one-to-one sessions with the programme tutor. During you will also meet with your offender manager, who will help you get the best from the programme.

As the programme is court ordered or a licence condition, you must meet all your appointments or let the programme tutor know why you are unable to attend. If you fail to meet these appointments you will have breached your order/licence and may be returned to court.

You can read our Resolve leaflet by clicking here (.pdf).

The Thinking Skills Programme (TSP) is a group programme which will develop your thinking skills to help you stay out of trouble.  It may be a court ordered programme as part of your sentence or part of your prison licence.

The programme will help you;

  • Manage the things in your life that leads you to offend
  • Develop ways to stop you reoffending
  • Get what you want out of life without offending

The programme consists of 15 group sessions and 6 one-to-one sessions with the programme tutor.

As the programme is court ordered or a licence condition, you must meet all your appointments or let the programme tutor know why you are unable to attend. If you fail to meet these appointments you will have breached your order/licence and may be returned to court.

You can read our Thinking Skills Programme leaflet by clicking here (.pdf).