As a registered charity (CC5979), Men and Trauma actively applies for funding to ensure our services are accessible to low-income clients, including students, young individuals, homeless individuals, refugees, migrants, and others in need. The funding we receive allows us to bridge the financial gap and offer much-needed assistance to those who would otherwise be unable to access our services.
To sustain our operations, Men and Trauma has adopted a corporate structure that ensures professionalism within our board and provides opportunities for charitable investment.
While there are shareholders within our registered company, they do not receive any dividends or other income. Shareholders hold shares solely for the purpose of charitable investment, with no interest paid to them. These shares can be sold to other charitable investors or repurchased by the company through mutual agreement. Additionally, our company structure allows us to secure loans for specific activities, further enhancing our ability to serve the community effectively.
Trauma is an unfortunately common experience that affects many people in New Zealands, leaving profound emotional scars that hinder their ability to lead healthy and productive lives. By investing in trauma counselling, we have the potential to break this cycle and foster healing and growth among those affected.
These are some of the far-reaching benefits of providing counselling for trauma, specifically focused on men:
Improved Mental Health and Well-being: Trauma counselling empowers individuals to heal, recover from emotional wounds, and regain control over their lives. By offering access to quality counselling services, we can significantly reduce the long-term costs associated with mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Enhanced Educational Outcomes: Trauma often impairs cognitive development and negatively impacts academic performance. By investing in trauma counselling services for male students, we can support their emotional well-being and promote educational success. Research consistently demonstrates that children and young adults who receive appropriate counselling exhibit improved attendance, enhanced concentration, and increased academic achievement, providing them with greater opportunities for future success.
Reduced Healthcare Costs: Unaddressed trauma can manifest in physical symptoms and chronic health conditions, increasing the burden on healthcare systems. By providing early intervention through trauma counselling, we can help men manage their stress levels, reduce the incidence of stress-related illnesses, and ultimately decrease healthcare expenditures in the long run.
Crime Reduction and Public Safety: Trauma often contributes to a cycle of violence and criminal behaviour. By addressing the underlying trauma and providing suitable support, we can help break this cycle, resulting in reduced crime rates and improved public safety. Fewer incarcerations and a more rehabilitated male population lead to significant cost savings within the criminal justice system.
Economic Productivity and Social Empowerment: When men receive effective trauma counselling, they experience increased self-esteem, improved relationships, and enhanced coping mechanisms to communicate emotional issues safely. Consequently, they are better positioned to pursue education, secure meaningful employment, and actively contribute to their communities. By enabling men's economic empowerment, we stimulate economic growth and foster social cohesion. This, in turn, leads to increased productivity, decreased absenteeism, and a more engaged and resilient male workforce.
We firmly believe that by investing in Men and Trauma, we all can create a positive impact on the lives of men affected by trauma while simultaneously generating economic value within our community. Any funding support will directly contribute to breaking the chains of trauma, empowering men to thrive and leading to a healthier, more resilient society.
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