Awakening the unique spirit of men to build communities that work for everyone

Man Alive was set up in 1996 to provide much-needed services for men and boys. Our goal is to actively promote positive manhood and strong relationships through a range of integrated services. Our expertise and knowledge of how men work enables us to tailor our services, programmes and courses to meet the specific needs of men and boys. In 2002, we purchased a house on the edge of the business district in Henderson where we are developing the Man Alive Men's Centre. We also rent our large group rooms to groups during the day for modest fees. In 2004 founder Warwick Pudney recieved the Q.S.M. for his work with men and non-violence and for co-authoring books such as  Volcano In My Tummy.

We specialise in:

We also started the Big Buddy Mentoring programme, which proved so successful that they have become an independant organsation.

Our Mission

To promote through education, counselling, therapy and advocacy:
  • The well-being of men, male youth and boys;
  • Non-violence and compassion in the community;
  • Co-operative positive caring relationship between males
Man Alive is committed, in attaining our purposes to:
  • Respecting and implementing the dual heritage of the partners of Te Tiriti o Waitangi;
  • Respecting cultural diversity and welcoming all nationalities within our community to utilise the Trust's services
We welcome inquiries: info@manalive.org.nz
Adult Services

Living without violence

Man Alive's point of difference from other non-violence programmes is that they are run by men, for men. Our Maori programme, Te Ara Taumata Ora, uses the same themes as Living Without Violence but they are delivered in culturally appropriate ways. Living Without Violence and Te Ara Taumata Ora programmes are run in accordance with the Domestic Violence Act and are approved by Probation Services. more on Living without violence

Counselling for men by men

The first thing your male counsellor will do is help you clearly identify the issues. Man Alive counsellors are trained and experienced in dealing with men's issues, so they'll understand yours. Next, they'll help you develop a broader range of options to deal with the issues. As your choices increase, you'll feel better about yourself and your life. The challenge is for you to ask for support. more on Counselling for men by men

Family & couple counselling

The goal of family counselling is to achieve personal, and family well-being and to recognize and strengthen the existing supports and resources you have as individuals and as a family. Couple counselling can help you restore connection, belonging and intimacy relationships. more on Family & couple counselling
Youth Services

Man Alive youth

Male youth need male counselors! We work with youth through a range of issues in one-to-one counselling and group programmes in Waitakere City and Manukau East including: Boys Alive;An eight week programme for boys aged 8-12, who may have a lack of positive male role models, behavioural difficulties, or issues around anger, relationships, communication or self-esteem. (currently Waitakere City only) Growing Men; A twelve week anger management and life skills one-to-one counselling programme, for male youth who are finding it difficult to control anger, aggression or violence. more on Man Alive youth

Men's change & support groups

Men often find themselves in situations where they are expected to deal with big change in their lives and with little support. This group is an open, easy-going group of ordinary guys who have had crisis and change in the past helping men who are going through hard times now. more on Men's change & support groups

Men in relationships

Men in Relationships is a 12 week course that could change your family and work life. It is a course designed to help you deal with stress and conflict. It will help you come closer to your family. more on Men in Relationships
Sponsors & Partners
ASB Community Trust
Auckland Council
Child Youth & Family
Lottery Grants Board
Portage & Waitakere Trusts
Rotary Club Henderson

Main Office

Administration, Assessments, Counselling, Groups 11 Edmonton Road, Henderson Waitakere City P: 09 835 0509 or 0800 826 367


Assessments, Counselling, Groups 35 Queens Road, Panmure P: 0800 826 367

New Lynn

Groups Only 45 Totara Ave, New Lynn P: 0800 826 367


Administration, Assessments, Counselling, Groups 5 Norfolk Street, Whangarei P: 09 459 7930 or 0800 826 367

Get In Touch

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your Message