Healthy men, healthy whanau, healthy communities

ka oranga te tangata, ka oranga te whanau, ka ora tonu nga hapori katoa

It is indeed a big river that can not be crossed

he manga wai koia kia kore e whitikia

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MALE SUPPORT SERVICEs WAIKATO

A charitable trust supporting males with physical, mental, emotional, domestic or sexual abuse experiences

Male Support Services Waikato provides for the specific needs of our male youth and adult survivors. We know that our boys and men can be victims of all forms of abuse including domestic violence and rape. As communities change perceptions about who can and cannot be a victim, more men and boys are finding the courage and support to seek the help and care they need.

If you feel afraid for yourself or others, feel like you are forced into things, controlled, watched and/or feel worthless or depressed, these may be signs of abuse from past or present events.

Abusive relationships can occur at any time in our lives. They can cost us our happiness, but it costs nothing to give us a call. Need to talk? Free call 0800 044 344 or text 1737 anytime for support from a trained specialist.

HOW WE HELP

Our services are free and we offer:

  • ACC supplier for sensitive claims
  • Confidential listening and care
  • Peer 1-1 and peer group support
  • Counselling and social work
  • Information and resources
  • Referrals for specialised support
  • Crisis phone support 0800 MSSATW
  • Workshops
  • Support with court hearings
  • Whanau/Family support and advice
  • Advocacy in any area of need you may have as a survivor 

PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

Belonging, acceptance and identifying with other male survivors

In these groups we aim to provide a safe, comfortable space where men can feel respected and valued, by encouraging each other to share life experiences and learn from each other. Confidentiality is paramount and there is no expectation to contribute. We acknowledge that all our journeys are unique and the things which we have learned may hold the key for someone else to learn as well.