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 are piloting 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 understand 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 that is subject to ongoing funding scheduled to run until late 2022. 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.
Our Peer Support Line pilot is ending on the 13 December 2022 and there are no more appointments available after that at this time.
We have had fantastic feedback from survivors regarding how valuable the Peer Support Line has been for them and how much connecting with SAMSN peers has had a positive impact on their recovery.
SAMSN is doing everything we can to gain funding for the Peer Support Line to continue this important service. As always, please don’t hesitate to contact one of our team on 1800 472 676 to discuss other support options available at SAMSN.
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