Who can I talk to about my abuse – Men

Congratulations on having the courage to read about taking your first steps toward healing.


Every day, more help is becoming available. However, given that one in six men is sexually abused as a child, and many others are abused and raped and abused as adults, the number of services available to men who have been abused is still grossly inadequate.

Below are some of these resources which you may find useful.


Survivors In Transition

We offer a range of individual support aimed at men including phone, online and face to face counselling.

Tel: 07765 052282.

Skype Username: survivorsintransition

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Email

For address details please click the Website link.

National Organisations

AEST (Abuse, empower, survive and thrive)

Information on childhood sexual abuse.

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ACAL (Association of Child Abuse Lawyers)

The Association of Child Abuse Lawyers is a company limited by guarantee set up for the benefit of lawyers, experts and other professionals involved in the field of obtaining compensation for the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and adults abused in childhood, as well as the mentally handicapped and others directly or indirectly affected by that abuse.

Tel: 020 8390 4701

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Ann Craft Trust

National information and advice service on all aspects of sexual abuse and exploitation of adults and children with learning difficulties.

Tel: 0115 951 5400

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Monday-Thursday 9-5
Fridays 9-4:30

The Ann Craft Trust
Centre for Social Work
University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham NG7 2RD

Aurora Health Foundation

The Aurora Health Foundation is a registered charity that provides specialist therapy services to adult men and women survivors of childhood abuse and to the people who support them.

Tel: 020 8541 1951 / 020314930333

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Email

Registered Office
4 Ebor Cottages
Kingston Vale
London
SW15 3RT

Beacon Foundation

National telephone service for survivors of ritual sexual abuse.

Tel: 01745 343600

Beacon Foundation, The
C/O 3 Grosvenor Avenue
Rhyl
Dagbighshire
LL18 4HA

Boarding Concern

National organization for adult survivors of boarding schools.

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Boarding School Survivors

Workshops for men and women who wish to re-examine their own experience of boarding school, its effects on their lives and to look for healing.

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Childhood Connections (male and female)

Help for adults who were abused as children.

Tel: 01706 712001

3 Fieldhouse Road,
Rochdale,
Lancashire

Childwatch

Free and confidential counselling for young people and adults who have suffered abuse.

Tel: 01482 325 552

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CSSA (Christian Survivors of Sexual Abuse)

Independent group of Christian survivors who offer self help support to those Christians who have been sexually abused in childhood. They currently run 4 self help groups across the country.

38 Sydenham Villas Road,
Cheltenham,
GL52 6DZ

First Person Plural

UK wide survivor led association for survivors of trauma and abuse who experience dissociative distress. Offer support and information to survivors friends, families and professionals through a newsletter (Subs £7/£10). Optional contact list and meetings for survivor members only.

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PO Box 2537,
Wolverhampton,
WV4 4ZL

PODs (Partners of Dissociative Survivors)

PODS raises awareness and provides education and information for people who suffer from a dissociative disorder, including Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). We also provide support directly to the partners/supporters/carers of people with a dissociative disorder by phone, email, and in person. We can signpost towards other agencies and appropriate sources of help where they exist.

Tuesdays 6pm-8pm

Tel: 01480 878409

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Rape and Abuse Line

Our aim is to support survivors of rape and sexual abuse, however long ago their experiences were. We also offer support to families or partners of the person affected.

Tel: 0808 8000 122

Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Centre

Helpline support and information for all survivors of rape or childhood sexual abuse.

Tel: 0808 802 9999

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RESPOND

Helpline, counseling and psychotherapy for children, adults and elders with learning difficulties who are either victims or perpetrators of childhood sexual abuse.

Tel: 0808 808 0700

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SAFE

SAFE provides a telephone helpline for survivors of ritual abuse and their supporters.

Tel: 01722 410 889

STOP IT NOW!

Child Sexual Abuse campaign that aims to provide adults with the information they need to protect children effectively. The campaign also urges adults worried about their own thoughts or behaviour towards children to seek help.

Tel: 0808 1000 900

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Support Line (males and females)

We offer confidential emotional support to children, young adults and adults by telephone, email and post. We work with callers to develop healthy, positive coping strategies, an inner feeling of strength and increased self esteem to encourage healing, recovery and moving forward with life. We also keep details of counsellors, agencies and support groups throughout the UK.

Tel: 01708 765 200

Telephone service – hours vary therefore call for details.

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Survivors Poetry

National organisation promoting poetry of survivors of mental distress through workshops, meetings and publications. Phone for details of nearest group.

Tel: 020 7281 4654

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Survivors UK

Webchat can be accessed via the website.

Text chat by texting 020 3322 1860

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The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)

Monday-Thursday: 10am-9pm Friday 10am-6pm

Tel: 0800 085 3330

Telephone Service: Open Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays 7pm -9:30pm

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Voice UK

Telephone support and information for adults and children with learning disabilities who have been abused, and for their families and carers.

Tel: 0845 122 8695

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Regional Organisations: Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk

The I.T Programme

This pilot programme for men is currently being run in Suffolk.

01473 722773

BEAT (formerly Easting Disorders Association) (males and females)

Adult 10:30 to 20:30 weekdays
Youth 16:30 to 20:30 weekdays
Adult & Youth 13:00 to 16:30 Saturday

Main No: 0870 770 3256
Helpline No: Adult 0845 6341414 / Youth 0845 6347650

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Email

103 Prince of Wales Road
Norwich
Norfolk,
NR1 1DW

Colchester Mind (males and females)

Tel: 01206 579080

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7 Oxford Road
Colchester
Essex
CO3 3HN

Colchester Mind: The Junction Young Persons Service

Tel: 01206 579080 / 01206 541841

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Email

The Junction
78 Maldon Road
Colchester,
CO3 3AL

DABs Pathfinder Service (males and females)

Tel: 01255 675351

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The Paigles
69 Woodberry Way
Walton-On-The-Naze Essex,
CO14 8EW

HEAL (male and female)

Tuesdays: 2pm -4pm
Wednesdays & Thursdays: 2- 5pm

Tel: 01206 505560

Tudor House
St Helen's Lane
Colchester
CO1 1TY

Mpower (males and females)

Although Mpower are based in Norwich, you do not need to be in the area to use our telephone service
Thursdays: 8pm-10pm

Tel: 0808 808 4321

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Email

14 Thorpe Road
Norwich,
NR1 1RY

Norwich Rape Crisis (males and females)

Tuesday 7pm - 9pm or Friday 12 - 2pm

Tel: 01603 667687

Email

14 Thorpe Road
Norwich,
NR1 1RY

The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development (males and females)

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: 9am - 5pm
Tuesdays: 9am-9pm
Thursdays: 9am - 8 pm

Tel: 01603 617709

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The Norwich Centre for Personal and Professional Development
7 Earlham Road,
Norwich,
NR2 3RA

Sexual Violence Alliance (SeVA) (males and females)

Although Mpower are based in Norwich, you do not need to be in the area to use our telephone service
Thursdays: 8pm-10pm

Support for Men: 0808 808 4321

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14 Thorpe Road
Norwich,
NR1 1RY

Our Sessions - We offer a number of facilitated group and drop in sessions throughout the week as well as 1:1 counselling - please email for more details.

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Friday

Open 9-5

Phone support available 9.30am to 4pm

11am to 1pm “Evolve Women’s Session” @ 84 Fore Street

Structured, facilitated group session for women – by referral

 

 

 

Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4pm phone support available

10am-1pm “First Steps” @ 84 Fore Street

Welcoming open session for men or women coming to SiT for the first time. Feel free to drop by without an appointment and speak with one of our support workers or get more information about how we can support you.

 

 

 

 

Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4pm Phone support available

Hold fast groups by referral

10.00 am to 11.30am Walking Group – meet at the question mark statue outside the front of the university for a relaxed walk and support. No referral

 

 

Office open 9-5

9.30am to 4.00pm Phone support available

WISH group for women by referral

 

9-5 Office open

10-12 Phone support available

10.30-12 SiT Cafe

Monthly (last Friday in each month) drop in cafe for SiT clients and their partners, carers and family members. Hot & cold drinks & snacks available to purchase.

Service User Group follows cafe