Do You Need Men and Trauma's Peer Support Service for Sexual Abuse ? Do you think you may be a survivor of sexual abuse? At least 1 in 6 Kiwi males are. This includes both boys and men.
Men and Trauma's Peer Support Service is run for survivors - by survivors.
If you have experienced sexual abuse as a male, you may recognise some or all of the following traits in your own life:
Shame and guilt that you think you allowed this to happen to yourself
Feelings that your masculinity has been robbed or destroyed
Lack of trust in anyone
Angry, violent or abusive behaviour
Self-harming thoughts and behaviours
A crippling fear of exposing the abuse to anyone
Self-medication with alcohol and/or drugs
Depression, anxiety and panic attacks
Problems with addiction to sex, gambling or pornography
Inability to stop thinking of the abuse
Believing that nobody understands you
Self-imposed alienation from friends and family
Repeated loss of jobs, friends and/or relationships
Feelings of isolation and loneliness; not wanting to leave the house.
All Peer Support Workers are fully trained and Certified.
This group is for those who have experienced, or are experiencing this to have a place to talk about their situation in complete privacy. You can choose to be in a group of mixed gender if you prefer.
You may choose whether to attend in person, or on-line; such as zoom etc.
All groups, whether in person or online, have two trained co-facilitators.
Click HERE to learn more about how you can meet a Peer Support Worker and maybe join a Men's Sexual AbuseSupport Group and what the process would be like.