Group Peer Support

Peer support groups are weekly meetings of up to 10 men. The 10 men meet for 2 hours to share their experience of sexual abuse. The groups are facilitated by a trained peer support worker.

an opportunity for each man to share what is important to them.

Join a group and receive mutual support and growth. Led by a peer support person who has walked a similar path, you are welcome into our compassionate space, where individuals with similar challenges come together to offer a listening ear and a comforting word. We at Better Blokes foster learning, healing, and transformation. Join us on a journey of connection and empowerment at our next peer group

There is a 24 topic programme that guides the group meetings.

How do I join a group?

You can join one of our support groups by talking to one of our qualified peer support workers. They will help you decide what path forward is best for you: this may be receiving individual peer support or joining a group.

Where are the groups located?

We host peer support groups throughout Auckland. Groups are hosted on different days and you can attend more than one group. Each group has a maximum membership of 10 and a meeting lasts about 2 hours.

What is the meeting like?

All the meetings have the same format that gives everyone an opportunity to share. This sharing is not an open discussion, each man shares individually. This sharing is an opportunity for each man to share what is important to them.

Find a Peer Support Group Near You

Peer Support is Close.

“Teamwork begins by building trust. And the only way to do that is to overcome our need for invulnerability.” – Patrick Lencioni

Support Locations

…reconnecting and building trust are at the core of healing from sexual violence…
Glenfield
Glenfield Presbyterian Church
82 Chartwell Avenue, Glenfield, Auckland 0629
Patrick Giles09 378 8821patrick.giles@betterblokes.org.nz7:30 – 9:30 pm Thursdays
Papatoetoe
Saint John’s Community Centre
120 Great South Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland 2025
Poutoa Papali’i09 378 8825poutoa.papalii@betterblokes.org.nz7:00 – 9:00 pm Wednesdays
New Lynn
New Lynn Community Centre
45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, Auckland 0600
Dave Passell09 378 8823dave.passell@betterblokes.org.nz7:00 – 9:00 pm Mondays
Auckland Central
Better Blokes’ offices
25 Union Street, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010
Simon Johnson09 378 88simon.johnson@betterblokes.org.nz1:00 – 3:00 pm Thursdays
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Dave Passell09 378 8823dave.passell@betterblokes.org.nz7:30 – 9:30 pm Wednesdays