What guys say

Comments from SAMSN eight-week group participants:

“This group has made me feel more ‘normal’ than anything else.”
Dan, 36

“You guys have really helped me with my recovery and it’s a journey I’m still on. I thought I was the only one going through it. Group made me realise I’m not alone.”
Malakaii, 26

“It helped shift my thinking from a victim’s mentality to being comfortable as a survivor.”
Neil, 41

“I am now more aware of what happened to me and how it wasn’t my fault. I’m more comfortable talking openly and not getting angry and overwhelmed. I’m more in control of my emotions.”
John, 66

“I’d like to sincerely thank all involved for showing me a very professional attitude to the whole process the last eight weeks. But more important was the compassion and nurturing environment towards other men.”
Tony, 50

“The group has given me a background on why I have felt the way I have felt about myself my entire life and provided a basis of self-forgiveness.”
Graeme, 48

“I feel more supported in that there’s a safe environment to talk about these things. The group feels like a supportive band of brothers.”
John, 45

“It is good to go to such a group.”
Hugo, 28

“It has given me more confidence in myself and has helped me to be more positive in my outlook towards others. It has helped me to understand myself a lot more, though I have a long way to go in my journey.”
Michael, 63

“This has been one of the missing links for me in 21 years of struggling with this issue. I had felt so alone and damaged for such a long time, and I’m so grateful to have found a safe brotherhood.”
JF, 33