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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.


Male Survivors Canterbury provide support services for sexually abused males.

Age: Adult Males

Region: Christchurch


MSC provides individual, peer and group support for men that have experienced sexual trauma, both historic and recent.  We run weekly support groups and hear from a range of different men, and encourage you to get in touch if you think it's time to talk.

Individual Support - Our support team provides one-on-one support to talk through issues and emotions experienced following abuse and encourage survivors to access support in a safe and confidential manner. We can make referrals to other agencies, ACC counsellors and provide support with police disclosures, as required.

Peer and Group Support - An opportunity to meet other men who have experienced similar sexual abuse trauma.  Validation from other men is very empowering for recovering survivors and healing works well with others.   

Male Survivors also supports families and friends of survivors and supports survivors within Canterbury prisons.

We will assist you through the ACC Sensitive Claims process if applicable.

How to Access:

Call (03) 377 6747

Paul Dempsey 027 789304 or Paul Davenport 021 352051


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18+ years old

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8:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Mon – Fri 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM

Service Types

Sexual harm victims/survivors - Do you need help and support?

  • Support and counselling
  • Groups and programmes

Sexual harm - training, education, workforce development


Free support.

If you want some general counselling the Canterbury Men's Centre offers it on a paid sliding scale basis, free if necessary. We also help you find help through the free ACC Sensitive Claims process.

Regardless, we will see that you are taken care of.

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Wheelchair Access




Contact Details

Mobile: Paul Dempsey 027 7898304 or Paul Davenport 021 352051

357 Gloucester Street
Canterbury 8011

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357 Gloucester Street
Canterbury 8011

This page was last updated at 4:57PM on March 12, 2019. This information is reviewed and edited by Male Survivors Canterbury.