The Men’s Trauma Centre is here to help and support anyone who identifies as a man who has experienced emotional, sexual or physical trauma as a child or an adult. Experiencing a trauma is distressing and can impact every part of your life. Sometimes you may have lived with a trauma for years or perhaps this is something that happened to you recently.
Men do experience trauma, it’s more common than you may think and it can be devastating. There is help here for you and we are here to listen to you.
When you survive a trauma you may experience:
- Difficulty dealing with your feelings (anger, stress, depression, anxiety)
- Trouble getting along with your partner/family/children
- Challenges at work
- Trouble sleeping; bad dreams/insomnia
- Disturbing memories or ‘flashbacks’ of the traumatic event
- Increased use or problems with alcohol and drugs
When you first contact the Men’s Trauma Centre you will be seen for what we call an ‘intake session’. This is a time for you to talk in confidence with someone who can support you and help you decide what you want to do next. Below are some of the services we offer to men.
Call 250-381-6367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your first appointment
The last couple of months have been a period of change at Men’s Trauma Centre. We have said goodbye to one of our co-founders and Victim Services worker Frances Strauss who retired at the end of March. Frances has been a victim service worker for over 20 years and her knowledge, wisdom and compassion will be missed at MTC. We wish her well in her retirement.
Thanks to a grant from Civil Forfeiture we are running a pilot project looking at crime reduction through trauma counselling. We welcome Jeremy Addleman as our project manager and Jennifer Wooding as our outreach worker. We will be contacting community partners to refer youth aged 16-25 who have a history of trauma and who are also involved in the criminal justice system.
Jennifer will also be working on an outreach and education project funded by the United Way of Victoria. The focus of this project is to reach young men (16-25) to raise awareness of trauma, sexual assault and childhood abuse and the impacts it can have on young men.
Finally, we welcome Kathryn Pratt as our new part- time Victim Services worker. Kathryn will be working with our other Victim Services worker Sue Farr to provide intakes and support to men who have experienced adult trauma or childhood abuse.