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‘It’s time’: Support group for male sex abuse survivors plans move into Blenheim

A support and advocacy group for men who have experienced sexual abuse is looking to open a space in Blenheim.

The Male Room director Philip Chapman, based in Nelson, said he realised the need in Marlborough after getting calls from men asking for local support.

It was time” Blenheim had its own Male Room.

Chapman said

Men don’t access services as much as women and most of the services are run by women, so we are looking at a place for men.

One in six Kiwi males experience childhood sexual abuse, but many never talk about it, so the actual statistic could be much higher.

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