Men’s Groups

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

Youth

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

Community Groups

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

Health

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

Mental Health

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 kevin@stepahead.org.nz

National Depression Support Line: | 0800 111 757

Lifeline 24 hrs: | (03) 366 6743 or 0800 543354

Consumer & Advocacy Services Advocacy Services @MHAPS: Offers Peer Support and Advocacy for people needing support with Work & Income, ACC or other services, access to Awareness, the network of consumers working to improve the system  and Latnam House, a social drop-in centre. mgr.cas@mhaps.org.nz |  (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 aneilson@xtra.co.nz

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

Addictions

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

Gay Men

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

Recommended Counsellors

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