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For men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault

Here at Living Well we run our sexual abuse support groups for men throughout the year, and we are calling for expressions of interest from men. This group will run for eight Wednesday evenings at Living Well, Buranda. There are currently spaces in this group. We invite you to please give us a call on 07 3028 4648 to add your name to the list.

This group is run 3-4 times a year. Each group is different, but it always seems to be of enormous benefit to the men (of all ages) who attend. Two of the Living Well counselling team facilitate the group. We then also run a monthly drop-in group, for men who have participated in previous groups.

Although joining a group can feel more than a little daunting, the feedback we have received from those men who have participated is that it has been very helpful and they would highly recommend it.

Details of the next group

Start dates: Throughout the year – Now taking expressions of interest
Duration: 8 weeks
Cost: FREE – Contributions welcomed
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 6:00 (for 6:15pm start) to 8:30 pm
Light refreshments provided.
Venue: 221 Logan Road,
Buranda, Q, 4102
(Access via Toohey St)

 

sexual abuse support groups for men
Topics to be covered include
  • Building a safe, solid base for you in the present.
  • Talking about and working through pressures men face following sexual abuse.
  • Leaving behind unhelpful thoughts and behaviours: including dealing with feelings of anger, guilt and shame.
  • Addressing the impact of silence and secrecy.
  • Prioritising ways of looking after your self when talking with others.
  • Putting aside self doubt in favour of increased understanding and self compassion.
  • Building supportive connections.
  • Developing respectful relationships.

How to join

The sexual abuse support groups for men are open to men over 18 years, who have experienced sexual abuse and or assault. Men wishing to join the group can call 07 3028 4648 or email to book a pre group conversation with a Living Well counsellor (available face to face or by telephone).

Expression of Interest
Please fill out this form and we will be in touch with more information
e.g. any particular time of day that would be best to reach you

 

Download the Mens Group Flyer [PDF 582 kb] to print or distribute, or simply view it below.

 

1 comment

  1. Comment by Donal

    Donal Reply June 20, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    Hi there,

    What a strange coincidence, I was listening to one of your mindfulness meditations as came upon it by chance at lunchtime today while having a sandwich at my desk and saw the advert for the ‘living well men’s group’. I thought oh, there is a resource I can refer client’s on to only to look up the details and discover you are in far off Australia. Love your website and your chillaxing meditations, well done.

    Donal

    Donal Fitzgerald
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
    Ipswich Integrated Delivery Team (Enhanced and Adult Stream)
    Mariner House,
    43 Handford Rd
    Ipswich IP1 2GA
    Tel. 01473 341100
    Email: Donal.Fitzgerald@nsft.nhs.uk

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