Who we Are

Male Survivors Otago is a member organisation of  Male Survivors Aotearoa- the national advocacy and policy organisation for male survivors in New Zealand. See national website here.

We are committed to helping men who have suffered sexual violence to discover and sustain their own recovery pathway.  We work alongside survivors, sharing our knowledge and experiences, and moving towards a better future together.

Regardless of where you are in your journey towards healing, we provide compassionate and practical support without judgement.

We offer an intentional peer support on a one-to-one basis, or as a member of a peer support group – the opportunity to work with someone who has  also experienced sexual trauma, someone who has ‘walked where you are now walking’.

Our Values


Always on purpose: Putting male survivors first and always seeking ways to improve their well-being.


Always ethical, open and honest: Acting authentically with integrity and without judgment, always aspiring to the highest standards of professional practice.


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

Our Ambition

Building a sustainable national network of support services for male survivors of sexual violence.

Our People

Male Survivors Otago trustees

Tony Chamberlain
Tony ChamberlainTrustee
Philip Chapman
Philip ChapmanTrustee
Sean O’Donoghue
Sean O’DonoghueTrustee
Michael Chamberlain
Michael ChamberlainTrustee
Manager | Peer Worker
021 207 4726
[email protected]
Steve Goodlass
Steve GoodlassTrustee
Steve Farquhar
Steve FarquharPeer Support Worker