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For men who have experienced sexual abuse or assault

Here at Living Well we have historically run our sexual abuse support groups for men throughout the year. Presently we do not have staff capacity to run our therapeutic men’s groups for the foreseeable future, however we are continuing to run the monthly drop in group.

Monthly drop in mens’ support groups

These groups are for men who have already attended counselling with a Living Well counsellor.

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

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.

Topics that may be covered

  • 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 are open to all men, over 18 years of age, who have previously seen (or are currently seeing) a counsellor at Living Well. Men wishing to begin this process can call (07) 3028 4648.

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: [email protected]

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