Nationwide Support for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse

Service Centres

Male Survivors Aotearoa is a national organisation that advocates for nationwide support for male survivors of sexual abuse.

Strategic Agenda

All male survivors of sexual abuse have access to a sustainable national network of appropriate high quality support services.


Putting survivors first and always acting in their best interests; always seeking ways to improve their wellbeing


Acting authentically and with integrity and aspiring to the highest standards of professional practice.

Mahi tahi

Building meaningful relationships based on mutual value, trust & respect; and working together to achieve our ambition for the future.

Service Centres

Manukau Central, Auckland
Male Survivors Te Tai Tokerau
Te Tai Tokerau (Northland)
Bert Henry
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021 258 2066
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Better Blokes
Simon Johnson
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0800 448 484
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Male Survivors Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty
Bruce Montgomery
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027 271 8898
Crisis Support Phone 0800 MSSATW (0800 677 289)
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Male Survivors Hawkes Bay
Hawke’s Bay
Tim Henderson
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0800 368 342 (Office)
022 403 2191 (Mobile)
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Male Survivors Taranaki
Mike Subritzky
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027 4440109
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Child abuse in NZ
The Road Forward – Te Ara Whai Ora o Te Tangata Ki Mua
Tony Thorn
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021 118 1043
0800 118 104
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The Male Room
Louis Chapman
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03 548 0403
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Male Survivors Otago
Michael Chamberlain
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03 425 8018
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History of a Nationwide Support Network

In 2014 a major report on support services for male survivors of sexual abuse, commissioned by ACC, resulted in the Government approval of a package of $740,000 in sustainability funding for male survivors of sexual abuse organizations. The following year a national hui agreed to establish the national organisation that would become Male Survivors Aotearoa.

From 2015 to 2018 MSA focussed on the establishment of its national governance frameworks, formation of national policies and protocols; the establishment of a national qualifications framework for its peer-workers; the development of a national case management system; and, in collaboration with the Ministry of Social Development, a new funding model to enable the development of a national services network.

In the Government’s Budget 2019, the allocation of $12m in funding over four years exclusively for the provision of peer support services for male survivors represented the culmination of a six year strategy to obtain sustainable funding for MSA, its member organisations and nationwide support for male survivors.