Peer Support LIne

Talk with a mate who can relate

At SAMSN, we understand the value of connection and community and the role they play in recovery and healing. We also understand the barriers that can sometimes get in the way of connecting and finding the most appropriate support. That is why we offer a specialist telephone support service providing the opportunity for male survivors to talk with a peer; someone with lived experience who can identify with the issues so often faced by men living with the impacts of child sexual abuse (CSA).  

This is not a crisis helpline but rather, a peer support service for male survivors of CSA. Participants of SAMSN’s Eight-Week Support Groups have told us time and time again about how powerful it is to find connection through peer support. This is important for many men who may be seeking to speak with other survivors who “get it”. While our histories of abuse may be different, all SAMSN’s peer support workers have had first-hand experience of SAMSN’s support services and what it takes to grow stronger than your past.   

Sharing with another survivor already on their path toward recovery and growth can help provide hope and healing.

This is a free and confidential service. The only information you need to provide is a contact number so we can phone you for the appointment. You can provide your name, email address and reason for contacting the service, however, these are optional.

Booking Appointments

SAMSN’s Peer Support Line is designed so that you can book your own appointment using the link below.  Alternatively, you can contact one of our Planned Support workers on 1800 472 676 to discuss all your support options, including booking you an appointment with one of your peers.

Appointments are scheduled for up to 45 mins and are available each week on Tuesday & Thursday from 6-9pm

Our Peer Support Line bookings are available up to one month in advance. If no times are available, please check back in a day or two.

What Our Participants Say

“It was refreshing and gave me lots of hope and the ability to debrief / gain some insight with a trusted survivor. I felt less alone and that I was building some new steps to a healthier but more sustainable life.”

“[It’s a] sheer relief to actually know you’re not the only one – sometimes you feel like you were.”

“Talking to [the peer] was to my surprise, far more powerful and beneficial than I expected, however I am slowly getting in my head how beneficial this whole process of talking is, after my 46 years of suppression and silence.”

“At first I had a wall but it was broken down and I just loved the time I had”

“The guy I spoke to was very relatable and made me feel like someone understood.”

SAMSN acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we live and work. We pay our respect to Past, Present and Future Elders.

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