Confidentiality is paramount for our services. At no time will any client be identified to any person outside the peer support groups.
Counselling & Therapy Services
We believe that Peer Support works best in combination with counselling and/or therapy, and can work closely with our clients’ counsellors to sort out the best approach to support them together.
Survivors: One-to-One Peer Support
Each new survivor is initially offered a one to one meeting with the Peer Support facilitator. At this meeting the individual support needs of the survivor are discussed and agreed.
Some may choose to join a weekly Peer Support group meeting either, instead of, or as well as, individual meetings with a facilitator.
Survivors: Regular Peer Support Group Meetings
Weekly Peer Support group meetings have proven to be very effective for individual survivor healing. This is especially so when complemented by counselling/therapy.
There are clinically proven benefits from participation in group Peer Support, including acknowledgement that the survivor is not alone and for many survivors it is a first step towards breaking isolation and addressing their depression.
Survivors: Structured Therapist-Led Group Workshops
We provide weekend workshops for non-offending male survivors facilitated by internationally recognised experts in the area of male survivor issues and recovery, when available.
We facilitate group workshops for spouses/partners/whānau and caregivers when available.
Partners & Family/Whānau
Survivors who are in a family situation find that their survivor coping mechanisms have a significant impact on their whole family (spouse, children and parents). Getting advice from another survivor can help with the wider family understanding of the survivors issues, and become more supportive in his wellness and recovery.
Family meetings can be weekly, two-weekly or monthly depending on family needs.