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. Please contact us if you want more information or wish to register your interest in participating in our next Living Well Group. We invite you to give us a call on (07) 3028 4648 to add your name to the list.

Historically we have run the Living Well sexual abuse support group three to four times per year. Each group can be rather different to the next, 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.

Monthly drop in mens’ support groups

In addition to the above support groups, we also run a monthly “drop-in” group. These groups are usually for men who have participated in the above therapeutic group already, or have attended counselling with a Living Well counsellor.

The drop-in group is a more casual catch up and support group and, while they are continuing on a monthly basis, there is no commitment or expectation involved. You are free to “drop in” whenever you feel like attending.

While we know that 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.

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, such as dealing with feelings of anger, guilt and shame.
  • Addressing the impact of silence and secrecy.
  • Prioritising ways of looking after yourself when talking with others.
  • Putting aside self doubt in favour of increased understanding and self compassion.
  • Making supportive connections.
  • Developing respectful relationships.

How to join

The sexual abuse support groups for men are open to all men, over 18 years of age, who have experienced sexual abuse and/or sexual assault. Men wishing to join the group can call (07) 3028 4648. Otherwise you can send us an email to book a pre-group conversation with a Living Well counsellor. We can do this either face-to-face or by telephone.

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Please note: These groups take place in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. As such we cannot respond to enquiries from interstate or international locations. If you are in another Australian state please check our Australia-wide list of services. If you are from overseas please check out our list of worldwide services. Thanks.
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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 Fitzgerald
    Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
    Ipswich Integrated Delivery Team (Enhanced and Adult Stream)
    Mariner House,
    43 Handford Rd
    Ipswich IP1 2GA
    Tel. 01473 341100
    Email: [email protected]

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