Men’s groups are often hard to find, and sometimes that’s because you’re not sure what to look for.
If you are in a crisis and wanting support quickly we recommend the MensLine group that meets on every Tuesday (see mensline.net.nz) at 7:30 pm. They provide a facilitator. FREE.
If you are not in a crisis, MensLine (above) is still a good place to start if you’ve never been in a men’s group. If you have quite a bit of experience with men’s groups then we recommend ManKind Project for their weekly group. Or go for a weekend in Auckland with Essentially Men.
or check out the range of specialised groups below.
|Canterbury Men’s Centre pamphlet November 2011||Also, check out our Father’s and Separation pamphlet November 2011|
|Services for Men Nov 2011||Fathers and Separation Nov 2011|
WANT TO JOIN A MEN’S GROUP?
*Contact us to find a group that is right for you
MensLine Support Group: open, facilitated, weekly men’s group, 21 years experience. Tuesday night 7:30-9:30, free, 28 Hurley St. mensline.net.nz (03) 365 4239
ManKind Project: Open Meetings Tuesday nights. Bring your authentic self to an evening of support and challenge. mkp.org.nz | 021 475 900
Addington Men’s Group: regular Tuesday outings. Addington Community Cottage | (03) 338 1613
Sydenham Outings for Men: Tuesday afternoon 1-3, also day outing first Tuesday. Gold coin donation. Contact Liam | (03) 337 2731
Hei Hei Men’s Group: meets at St. Aidans Church 126 Hei Hei Road (cnr Hei Hei & Buchanans Roads) on the second Friday of each month.
Phone Tracey Buunk (group coordinator) | (03) 342 5864
Promise Keepers: Christian Men’s Groups see w3.promisekeepers.org.nz/christchurch.html
Men on a Mission: running twice per year on a weekday with free lunch and trips around Chch.
Ph Jeff Jones (03) 366 8128 (Salvation Army) or
Ph John Coyle (03) 366 6745 (Methodist Mission)
Men Relating: eight week course to develop respectful relationships, new communication skills and resolve conflict. Contact Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga | (03) 366 8804
Dad’s Relating: eight week course for dads wanting to parent better. Contact Relationship Services Whakawhanaungatanga | (03) 366 8804
Pascha Centre Men’s Group: A monthly facilitated men’s group using intuitive therapy, 3rd Thursday of the month, 7:30 pm, at 165 Madras St., cost $20, for more info call | (03) 374 2526
Tracks: Turning Boys into Men, 5 day “Rites of Passage” events. | tracks.net.nz
Q-Topia: for gay youth (see Gay Men)
Enabling Youth: 12 week co-gender facilitated programme providing group or individual support to young people. Focuses on ways to cope with frustration, anger, and violence. | (03) 365 6266
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse Trust: one to one and group support for male survivors, in a safe environment, experienced staff. survivor.org.nz | (03) 377 6747
Father and Child Trust: on-going support and education for fathers, groups/courses/talks/ and a superb magazine fatherandchild.org.nz | (03) 982 2440
START: Sexual abuse counselling service | (03) 355 4414
Men at Work: a course for men seeking to enter/return to/move inside the workforce contact Tony at Kingdom Resources. | (03) 332 1700
Luna House: course for men living with women with menstrual cycles/going through menopause
| (03) 332 5755
Menz Medical: A general practice for all your health needs 158 Fitzgerald Ave.
menzmedical.com | (03) 981 8181
Hearing Therapy Services: Free hearing tests | 0800 008 011
Sexual Health/Family Planning: Free sexual health assessment, birth control, treatment, advice and counselling. 33 St Asaph St. | (03) 364 0485
Prostate Cancer Foundation: meeting third Tuesday of the month, Cancer Society, Manchester and Kilmore Street, 7:30 pm, access via side door off from the carpark. For men and family affected by prostate problems. prostate.org.nz | 0800 627 277
Step Ahead Trust: Men’s group for men with a mental illness that are independent and safe with themselves and others, contact Kevin Muir at | (03) 389 4001 email@example.com
National Depression Support Line: | 0800 111 757
Lifeline 24 hrs: | (03) 366 6743 or 0800 543354
Psychiatric Consumers Trust: Offers Peer Support and Advocacy for people needing support with Work & Income, ACC or other services and a social drop-in centre. firstname.lastname@example.org | (03) 366 8288 Call for open hours
South Island Advocacy Service: | 0800 377 766 or (03) 377 7501
Stopping Your Violence
He Waka Tapu: programmes to stop your violence against women and children for Maori men and men with Maori whanau hewakatapu.org.nz | (03) 373 8150
Stopping Violence Services: group and individual counselling angermanagement.org.nz | (03) 365 6266 (also see our youth section)
The Goals Centre: One-on-one stopping violence, 8 week course. goalscentre.co.nz | (03) 3664132
STOP Programmes: Treatment/therapy for men/boys who’ve sexually abused/offended and for boys with sexually harmful behaviours. Support/education for family members.
stop.org.nz | (03) 374 5010
Stopping Their Violence
Police: call Family Violence Coordinator | (03) 363 7400
Cant’y Men’s Centre: (03) 940 9487 to discuss options
Father and Child Trust: | (03) 982 2440
Victim Support: | (03) 363 7643
Child Youth and Family: | 0508 326 359
Fathers and Separation
*Also, see the Cant’y Men’s Centre flyer “Fathers and Separation”
Father and Child Trust: on-going support and education for fathers, groups/courses/talks/ and a superb magazine. fatherandchild.org.nz | (03) 982 2440
Mensline Support Group: (See Men’s Groups P.T.O)
Parenting through Separation: Two-2 hour sessions that coach you on how to separate well. Lots of different providers in Cant’y so call the Family Court for more info | (03) 962 4000
Family Court Coordinators: free couples counseling, support to learn about FC processes
| (03) 962 4000
Family Court Consumers Trust: If you are not using a lawyer and are applying to the Family Court | (03) 348 9047 or contact email@example.com
Christchurch Community Law Centre: Free legal information and advice on family law issues and Court processes. canlaw.org.nz | (03) 366 6870
Legal Options: Experienced family lawyers providing assessment and advice for a set fee. Could save you some grief. legaloptions.co.nz | (03) 365 8280
Blended Families: weekly step-parenting group at WEA, first Monday each month, 7:30-9:30, call Don or Wendy on | 027 688 2061
Union of Fathers: peer support with family court issues uof.org.nz | 07 928 4323
Parentline: | 0800 657 27368
Alcohol Drug Helpline: (national service based in ChCh) 10 am- 10 pm 7 days | 0800 787 797
Narcotics Anonymous: Tue 7:30pm Southern Men’s: Bridge Aftercare, 27 Collins Street, Addington nzna.org/drugproblem/meetingslists.shtml
Problem Gambling: The Problem Gambling Foundation men’s group meeting every Tuesday 6:30-8:30pm, 6 month commitment, Problem Gambling Foundation.
For more information | (03) 379 2824
Gambling Helpline: 0800 654 655, 7 days 8am-10 pm
Sex Therapy New Zealand: Counselors | 0800 739 843
Overeaters Anonymous: 12 step programme for men and women dealing with compulsive eating, anorexia, bulimia, obesity and overeating. Six meetings per week, no membership fee.
| (03) 365 3812
Active Recovery Centre: drop-in 213 Tuam St. , 9-3 Mon/Tues/Wed, 9-late Thurs/Fri/Sat
| (03) 366 6661
New Zealand Aids Foundation: Free counselling, a range of events and info.
nzaf.org.nz | (03) 379 1953
Gay options in Christchurch: gaynz.com/community/gay-chc.php
Q-topia: Events/support for gay youth qtopia.org.nz | 021 175 3631
Outline NZ (for gay men): | 0800 OUTLINE
AIDS Hotline: | 0800 802 437
Gayline: | (03) 379 4796
Rata Counselling Centre: ratacounselling.org.nz | (03) 332 5388
Home and Family Society: homeandfamily.net.nz | (03) 379 5645
Petersgate Counselling Centre: petersgate.org.nz | (03) 343 3391
CALL US FOR FURTHER INFO AT | (03) 940 9487