For Health and Community Workers

Looking After Men

Our intake work is done by either our Service Manager who is a Registered Social Worker or by trained Social Work students on placement with us.

We don’t have a waiting list and get to men quite quickly. Direct referrals can be made through our counselling page. Cost is based on the man’s capacity to pay. No man is denied care due to money so far and we expect this to continue. Many use the disability allowance for this purpose and we support them with the paperwork.

The Blokes' Book

The Blokes' Book Canterbury

The Blokes’ Book is a listing of Canterbury agencies and services relevant to men’s health and well-being. They are free, so please order some by writing to and telling us how many you would like.


The Blokes' Book Wellington

The free Blokes’ Book Wellington was released in July 2017. If you want hard copies of the booklet, contact Stuart Miller, Kidz Need Dadz Ph: 021-810-321 or Peter Crosland, Father & Child Ph: 027-281-6272.


The Blokes' Book Horowhenua/Manawatu

The free  Blokes' Book Horowhenua/Manawatu
was released in February 2019. If you want hard copies of the booklet contact Manline by email:

Counselling Referrals

Counselling Referrals

You are welcome to send referral info directly to us at
The referral form is for professionals wishing to refer a client for counselling with the Canterbury Men’s Centre.

  • Costs: We use a sliding scale and accept Work and Income Disability Allowance clients. We haven’t turned away any client unable to pay.
  • Office and Counselling Hours: Initial interviews are generally during regular office hours and counselling can be evenings, daytime and weekends.
  • Initial Interview: Our intake staff work from a  social work framework at the first interview and match the client with the counsellor as well as with other community supports.
  • Waiting List: We have not yet had a waiting list and generally have an initial interview with the client within a week.
  • Our Response to Referrers: If you want feedback about this client’s engagement please tell us.

Tane Ora

Tane Ora

Mana Tane Ora O Waitaha

 Christchurch and Canterbury have some local champions making a difference for Maori Men. For up to date info you are best to check our Facebook page.
We generally meet monthly for a lunch/cuppa. If you are interested in what is happening or want some help to run a project then we suggest you call us or send us an email.


Canterbury Men’s Centre Speakers

If you want someone to talk to your group about men’s health etc just call and speak to our Manager, Donald Pettitt 03 365 9000. He regularly helps people find the right speaker or groups to be involved in health and other events.

Contact the Canterbury Men’s Centre

Please feel free to get in touch.

Email the CMC


Phone 03 365 9000
Text  022 302 4966 (SMS only)


357 Gloucester St, Linwood, Christchurch

Canterbury Men's Centre