Canterbury Men’s Centre

Welcome to the Canterbury Men’s Centre. We support men in many ways. We suggest you give us a call for specific information CONTACT US:     03 365 9000, text  022 302 4966,

Counselling: See our  Counselling Page . Or just write to us now HELP!! and tell us the basics and we will get back to you in a day or so.

Life Coaching: See our Life Coaching Page for more info.

Men’s Sheds: We are supporting a range of groups to start a shed. Phone or write to us Donald Pettitt , or see the main website for your local shed

Free Initial Service: Meet with one of us (no waiting list) and we’ll  make a plan to make the most of your life and also make sure you know the options inside the the existing social and health  (and other) systems. Some Free Counselling is available  but where you can contribute  we ask you to.


The Long Version: We support men in Canterbury by

  1. Doing one to one support, helping a man set his goals and pointing him in the right direction. Contact us if you are in this situation.
  2. Running projects for men. Men’s Sheds and men’s health events are examples of this.
  3. Helping the “systems” to help men. Examples include our monthly e-news, subscribed to by 600+ local health/social professionals. We also take calls from workers wanting to find options for male clients.
Our current project focus is “The blokes’ Book”, a listing of Canterbury agencies and services relevant to men’s health and well-being. To order, please e-mail .

Find the pdf for the June 2014 booklet here>>   Blokes Book (4.5 meg)   google play app  applestoreicon


If you want to receive our monthly e-newsletter about community/health/education for Canterbury men then please write to us by using the Contact form on the left of the screen, or look on the Contact Page. Keep up-to-date with the Men’s Centre’s activities and news via our facebook page


The Canterbury Men’s Centre emerged from the August 2005 Men’s Issues Summit. Since then our manager, staff and board have been diligently working on creating the centre. We officially opened in April 2008 at Christchurch Community House. We are now based at the Men’s Support Hub, and making even more history!