Male Survivors Canterbury

Our team is here to support you. You are not alone on your journey. Read on to see how we can help.

What we do

Recent research shows that at least 1 in 6 Kiwi males experience sexual abuse. Many, by the time they turn 18.

If you’re a survivor, or the loved one of a survivor, you don’t need to do this alone

Males Survivors Canterbury is here to help you on your unique journey towards healing. Our team is experienced in supporting men dealing with sexual trauma and we speak to hundreds of Cantabrians every year.

1 in 6 men is an astounding figure and most people are amazed at this statistic. The truth is, it’s a minimum benchmark. It’s the least we know to be true. There are quite probably, many kiwi males that never talk about the sexual abuse they have suffered, therefore the actual statistic could be much higher.



How we help you

Peer Support

–  We meet with you one on one, with the person meeting you having relevant personal experience.

–  We also run weekly support groups, so you have a chance to hear from other men about their experiences and their methods of healing

-The CMC team also offers free and subsidised counselling if you feel that this may be beneficial to you on your journey.


Advocacy for Male Survivors.

–  We can talk to you about the ACC process around sexual abuse, telling you what other men found useful.

–  We work with you if you wish to engage with other agencies. Sometimes you just need a person to back you up. We advocate for whatever you need.  



Contact us 9-5, Mon-Fri for a first appointment. That first appt can be after 5 pm for a fee. Ongoing counselling available 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Weekend times also available.

Waiting List

We can normally see the man within the first week or so of contact depending on his availability.


Our main office for counselling is 21 Marshland Rd, Christchurch. We also provide a counselling service from rooms in Kaiapoi and Ashburton.

WINZ Disability Allowance

You may be eligible for the WINZ Disability Allowance to cover your counselling costs. We will help you figure out if you are eligible and get you through the process.

Weekends & Evenings

Minimum $60. * Please note: Initial sessions on weekend and evenings are also a suggested $60, but we won’t make this a barrier if it causes you hardship.


We support you to work through the process if you are eligible.

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Comments from Men

This place has changed my life and so pleased I’ve found this place.

40 years old

You guys rock. Very helpful and instrumental in helping to save me in my darkest hour.

21 years old

An extremely supportive group for when a crisis comes about.

52 years old

Get in Touch with the Canterbury Men's Centre

We would love to hear from you. Send us a message today.

21 Marshland Rd, Shirley, Christchurch

Call Us: 03 365 9000 | or Text Us: 022 302 4966 (SMS only)

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