Our Committee for Survivors

The membership of the Committee for Survivors is comprised of the Operations Managers of MSA’s Member Organisations (MMO’s) plus our National Advocate and our Pouārahi Māori (see below). In accordance with the MSA Board Charter, the Committee will operate as a formal advisory committee to the MSA Board, which will appoint two Trustees to the Committee, one of whom will act as Chair.

Our National Advocate works with MSA Trustees to promote the wellbeing of male survivors by increasing public awareness of male survivor issues and advocating for and supporting male survivors seeking help and support. Our Pouārahi Māori works with our Rōpu Tautoko (Board advisory group) to implement MSA’s Kia Mārire strategy – a national strategy to increase the effectiveness of our services with and for Mäori male survivors.

Male survivors are welcome to provide input and advice to the Committee for Survivors by emailing the committee at cfs@malesurvivor.nz.

The mandate of the Committee for Survivors, which is detailed in their Terms of Reference (PDF), is essentially three-fold:

  • To act as the ‘consumer advocacy group’ – a role performed in accordance with our National Service Standards – to help assure the relevance and quality of the support services we provide for male survivors by providing feedback and advice on service policies and the service experience of survivors and their family/whanau and supporters;
  • To provide a collective ‘sounding board’ for the MSA Board of Trustees by providing survivor-informed advice on MSA and MMO advocacy, education, policies and practices; and
  • To enable and support the shared purpose and ambition of MSA and its MMO’s by acting collectively and individually as champions for the cause of the male survivor community in Aotearoa.
    The intention is that the Committee for Survivors will hold two national hui each year, the outcomes of which will be published on the MSA website.

Committee Members

Michael Holloway (Chair)

MSA Trustee, Male Support Services Waikato Trust

mobile +64 (0) 27 441 4749
email mssatw@xtra.co.nz

Ken Clearwater

MSA Trustee, National Advocate, Male Survivors Canterbury

mobile +64 (0) 27 353 3854
email ken@malesurvivor.nz

Vincent Underwood (Pouārahi Māori)

Jim Bailey (Manager)

Male Survivors Tai Tokerau

phone +64 (0) 21 378987

Dave Puddephatt

Better Blokes, Auckland

phone 09 378 8812
email manager@betterblokes.org.nz

Bruce Montgomery

Male Survivors Bay of Plenty

Phone: 027 271 8898
Email: bruce@msbop.nz

Mike Subristky

Managing Peer Worker, Male Survivors Taranaki

email mikes@mstaranaki.nz

Richard Brewer

Male Survivors Wellington

phone 021 118 1043
email support@theroadforward.org.nz

Richard Jeffrey

MOSAIC, Wellington

phone 022 419 3416
email enquiries@mosaic-wgtn.org.nz

Louis Chapman

The Male Room, Nelson-Marlborough

phone 03 548 0403
email pchapman@ts.co.nz

Michael Chamberlain

Male Survivors Otago

phone (03) 425 8018
email info@mso.nz

Paul Dempsey

Managing Peer Worker, Male Survivors Canterbury

phone 027 789 8304

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