"It was much more informative and helpful than I originally imagined."
"I didn't expect the structured info, nor that people have made a "scientific" study of the dynamics of separating from a man's perspective."
"The relevance of some of the hand-out notes have had a powerful impact on me."
"It gives you the opportunity to step back a pace from the day to day emotional turmoil that a lot of us are in."
"Calmer and accepting that I can deal with my own emotions and processes and those of my ex-partner."
"The thing that had the most impact for me was finding others in the same predicament and drawing strength from that and discussing different strategies to deal with problems."
"Now I more easily accept my own situation- see a lot of positives, gained some needed wisdom in dealing with my ex-wife, especially the legal matters."
"The big thing for me was some of the "off the cuff" comments made by the facilitators."
"I was feeling depressed and having trouble just getting on with my life, but without really knowing why. It has shown me that it is possible to change the way I have perceived myself over the last few years."
"The group leader was authoritative in a concerned, friendly way. He gave me a sense of security in the group and has helped start me on the road to exploring myself."
"Discussion with other men of similar problems eases the frustration of being alone and unheard."
"I found it to be more self-examination than I expected, I was surprised that this was exactly what I needed."
"The MENDS program has turned out to be different than I expected - yes, much better than could have been envisaged. An enriching, wonderful experience."
"Its mandatory for emotional and personal growth, creates opportunities for personal growth and a good future for the whole family."
"People notice I am more relaxed. My partner is very impressed with my focus."
"I'm much more sensitive to the needs of my son. An excellent support group at a time when I needed it most."
Mixed assortment of NSW Graduate comments