Male Survivors Canterbury

Support for Male Survivors

The MSC provides peer support to men that experienced sexual trauma.

– We meet 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 what others make of moving on.

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.  


 Phone: (03) 377 6747. This line is private and secure so please leave a message if we can’t answer. 


Phone: Paul Dempsey, 0277 898304, Peer Support Worker Lead

Phone: Jim Goodwin, 0211 679488, Peer Support Worker 

We have cared for a lot of different men and invite you to get in touch if you think it’s time to talk. No commitment needed by you.

Male Survivors Canterbury Offers Two Peer Support Groups

A simple  meal is provided at each group. The groups are free. Men who want to attend one or both of these groups should first speak to one of the Male Survivors staff- Jim or Paul.

The first group is held every Monday night. This group is for men who want to deepen their understanding of themselves and their recovery. It is run by Jim Goodwin who is a sexual abuse survivor experienced in using peer support and action methods in groups. The co- leader of this group is also a survivor

The Second Group is held every Tuesday night. It is run by a volunteer survivor who is trained in Intentional Peer Support. This group provides an opportunity for men to check in with each other about how they are doing. The co-leader of this group is a survivor.


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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