Graeme McCullough


I have been involved with SafeMan SafeFamily for about 4 Years. I first met Vic in 2019 while attending a hui in Tairāwhiti.

I was encouraged by what I saw and heard and wanted to get involved.

I continue to see the positive changes and outcomes for our men and women through this Peer-Led, Professionally Supported approach.

I have completed an Intentional Peer Support Trainers course and would like to see more of our members completing IPS training to better assist themselves and also assist others to better outcomes for themselves and their families.  I am currently a member of the Intentional Peer Support Aotearoa New Zealand Board (IPSANZ).

I got to this space while trying to make sense of my own background of historic family and domestic violence, and trying to find tools to deal with the sexual abuse that happened to me while in state care. I have come to realise that I am not alone and that there are other options available to us besides anger, abuse, and violence. IT IS OK TO TALK!

My working history is based on Corporate Business with companies including Burmah Castrol (Tork) Ansett New Zealand and NZ Fire Service as well as running my own company for 18 years. Working with people for over 40 years in both paid and voluntary roles.

I offer my peer support to all that want to move ahead from the space they find themselves currently in. I assist men throughout the lower central North Island including Whanganui, Taihape, Marton, Feilding, Palmerston North, Pahiatua, Foxton, Levin Otaki, and down to Wellington.

I am of Ngati Porou descent, Tokomaru Bay, Tuatini Marae, and Scottish on my mother’s side and Irish from my father’s side. I live in Palmerston North with my wife Fiona and together we have two sons Daniel and Christopher and a whangai’d daughter Karen and three mokopuna Kylah, Maisie & Albert.