The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service to othersMahatma Ghandi
Ko te huarahi pai ki te kimi i a koe anō ko te ngaro o tō mahi ki ētahi atu
The opportunity to support the Male Survivors Te Tai Tokerau kaupapa, and consequently the Tane of this rohe to resolve, heal and move forward in a life unfettered from the impact of sexual harm, is a privileged mahi.
I am the founder of Male Room and have more than 30 years’ experience in working with families and males in the Nelson Region. As the chair of Male Survivors Aotearoa, I am committed to working with our member organisations to establish a sustainable national network of support service for male survivors of sexual abuse.
My working career has been as a counsellor working in schools, tertiary, community agencies and for myself in private practice. My involvement in Male Survivors Aotearoa is linked to the passion I feel for social justice.
Simon is an accountant and local fireman based in Warkworth. In spare time he enjoys aerobic exercise, time with family and competitive sports.
I am proud to be working with my colleagues in Male Survivors Aotearoa to build a capable national organisation, enabling its member organisations to provide an appropriate nationwide support service for the male survivors of sexual abuse.
As a passionate advocate for social justice it is a massive privilege to have this role in Te Tai Tokerau. Seven years ago, I made the decision to spend the rest of my life working with men – to assist ourselves in taking positive steps together towards happier healthy lives – better men have better relationships, and for me whanau always come first.