‘ Ka oranga te tangata, Ka oranga te whanau, Ka ora tonu nga hapori katoa
(Healthy Men, Healthy Families, Healthy Communities) (Tom Moke)
Wednesday Meeting for Male Support Services
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust (MSSAT) started in 1991 in Christchurch when a client asked his Counsellor how he could go about meeting other men who had experienced similar childhood trauma. Together they formed a support group and in 1997 members of that group registered MSSAT as a Charitable Trust.Retrieved from http://survivor.org.nz/ (July 2015)
Belonging,acceptance and identifying with other men through peer support can help reduce reactive behaviours, thereby building more caring and loving relationships, families and communities. When the Trust was founded in the Waikato we focused on an intensive support model and recently our men formed a group in which to share their journey.
Details:Wednesday from 7 - 9 pm (unless otherwise advised).
Transport can be provided
Held at 292 Cambridge Road, Hillcrest, Hamilton
We have two excellent facilitators organising the group which is open to all who feel they may benefit from it. The group provides a safe and confidential place for listening and speaking those moments in life that have significantly impacted on us, our families and others. After the often isolating impacts of abuse,other survivors can help ease and understand the journey.
You can start at any stage of your journey but it is preferred that you have some grounding first for safety. We at Male Support Services have people available if you are not already in counselling.
If you feel that this may benefit you, text Neil on 027 391 2184 or call on 0800 677 289.