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Evaluation of Mission Australia NSW Northwest’s online men’s behaviour change program

July 2022

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mission Australia (MA) has begun to offer its long-running men’s behaviour change program (MBCP) online in order to continue running the program under COVID-19 restrictions, as well as improve participants’ access to the program.

The purpose of ANROWS’s involvement is to conduct a process evaluation of the online MBCP.

The evaluation will focus on the effectiveness of the program in terms of attracting and retaining suitable participants, attracting and retaining staff to deliver the program, the platform used to deliver the program, and lessons learned for future online offerings.

The evaluation will draw on data from the following sources:

  1. routine monitoring data related to program recruitment, attendance and processes (e.g. analysed results of program feedback forms, attendance records) collected by MA and provided to ANROWS in de-identified, summary form
  2. interviews with i) program staff (n = tbd) and ii) men who have used the program (n=10)
  3. minutes of fortnightly progress meetings between MA and ANROWS to discuss participant and staff recruitment and retention, delivery platform functioning, issues arising in managing and monitoring the program, and evaluation data collection.



The evaluation is significant for identifying the effectiveness of an online MBCP. It has important implications for the provision of similar programs in the future and in other jurisdictions and areas.


Project lead

Theresa Kellett, ANROWS

Project advisor

Dr Peter Ninnes, ANROWS


This project is funded by Women NSW and Mission Australia.

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