Male Survivors Waikato: a free counselling service

The service is being delivered by Male Support Services Waikato and manager Mike Holloway said they would be providing it for as long as it was needed.

It was not just offered to Waikato residents, but also Bay of Plenty and King Country residents.

They had been funded by different community groups, including Hamilton mayor Paula Southgate, the Gallagher Group and Hamilton City Council.

Counsellors were also working at a reduced rate..

Seeing the service in action was great, Male Support Services Waikato chairman Matt Watson says.

They were planning to increase their footprint to the Bay of Plenty and King Country this year anyway, so Matt says this was a good time to start.

To access the service, ring 0800 677 289 and select option 0.