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|