'She Is Not Your Rehab' meetings to start in city

Photo: Supplied
Photo: Supplied
A free group therapy session is being offered for men in Christchurch to help them heal from their past traumas.

The 'She Is Not Your Rehab ' movement is hosting monthly counselling sessions to empower men to address domestic violence by healing from past traumas through honest conversations.

She Is Not Your Rehab was founded by Matt Brown from Christchurch barbershop, My Father's Barbers, and he will co-lead the collective with a qualified therapist Phil Siataga.

Siataga said the wait list for men's therapy and counselling in Christchurch can be up to six months.

My Father's Barber founder Matt Brown started She Is Not Your Rehab. Photo: Supplied
My Father's Barber founder Matt Brown started She Is Not Your Rehab. Photo: Supplied
His wife Sarah Brown said it would be good to see less domestic violence in New Zealand.

"So many men are struggling with violence, suicide, addiction, and the group is an invitation for them to heal," she said.

"Often therapy is difficult, expensive, there's sometimes a stigma attached and it can be inaccessible."

The determined couple want to remove those barriers and create a free safe space for a large group of men.

The Christchurch monthly men's collective will run on the last Monday of every month from 7pm at My Father's Barbers, with the first session on February 24.

 

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