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MARS is a self-help group that meets weekly, for recovery from sexual assault.

Each participant is able to meet their own particular needs at their own pace by making their own decisions about when to speak, how much to share, speaking of their own personal experience and using the group for as long as they need. some men have been attending now for a number of years, while others come for a three month session.

Each participant makes his own decisions about attending.

MARS is assisted by funding from the department of communities, Queensland Government. MARS assists participants to feel better about themselves, heal their relationships and move on. Since 1993, 360 men have used the group.

A message from Dr Wendell Rosevear:

TO BE RAPED IS … TO RECOVER IS …
TO BE OVER POWERED TO BE RE-EMPOWERED
TO BE DENIED CHOICE TO RE-GAIN CHOICE
TO BE DEGRADED TO BE RESTORED AND HEAL
TO BE TREATED LESS THAN TO BE EQUAL
TO HAVE HONESTY IGNORED TO GAIN RESPECT THROUGH HONESTY
TO BE USED AND ABUSED TO LOVE AND TRUST