Belonging, acceptance and identifying with other male survivors

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.

Belonging, acceptance and identifying with other men through peer support can help build more caring and loving relationships, families and communities. When the Trust was founded in the Waikato, we focused on an intensive support model. Men Supporting Men (MSM) groups are held on our premises. Our Allies of SAS Peer group is held at our Dinsdale Premises.

MSM General Peer Support Group

In this group 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. We aim to collaboratively build a space which provides Hope, Insipiration and Motivation to move forward to a better tomorrow.

Tuesday 7- 9pm (unless otherwise advised)
and Monday 7- 9pm (unless otherwise advised)
Transport can be provided
Nil charge
Referral Only (Contact us if you are not currently a client)

MSM Adult Survivors of CSA

We have two excellent facilitators organising this 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 about 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.

Wednesday from 7 – 9 pm (unless otherwise advised).
Transport can be provided
Meal provided
Nil charge

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 Wednesday night may benefit you, please call on 0800 677 289.

Allies, Whanau and Partners of CSA Survivors

Survivors of Sexual Abuse are not islands and many have whanau or partners who can benefit from peer group support. This group is a way of sharing the unique experiences and knowledge partners and whanau hold. This space creates a place for whanau and partners to be supported and to assist others, alongside building a better understanding of the wider effects of the sexual abuse our loved ones have experienced. Here we can have the kinds of conversations which our friends may not have the knowledge, strength or understanding to have with us. Our aim is to support, build and grow the relationships within our community.

Every second Tuesday 6-8 pm during school terms (unless otherwise specified)
Nil Charge
Contact us for further information