Many Rape Crisis Centres provide support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence, as a child and/or as an adult. Many can also offer support to male partners, friends and supporters of sexual violence survivors. Rape Crisis Centres that do not provide direct services for men or boys will be able to give you information about relevant local support organisations. Find details of your nearest Rape Crisis services, including contact information and if and how they work with men and boys, here or by clicking on the green button to the right.
Survivors UK provides a dedicated helpline and service for men. If you are a man who wants to talk about rape or sexual abuse, call their helpline in confidence on 0845 122 1201 on Mondays and Tuesdays between 7pm and 9.30pm or Thursdays between 12pm and 2:30pm. The helpline is for adult men (18 and over) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse or adult sexual assault / rape, as well as their partners and carers.
If you have experienced recent sexual violence you can go to your nearest Sexual Assault Referral Centre where you can have a forensic and medical examination (including tests for sexually transmitted infections). They can store the forensic results until you make up your mind whether to report to the police or not. SARC have specially trained professionals who can give you medical help and advice. They can also help and support you through the immediate trauma.
If you are not sure where your nearest SARC is you can contact NHS Direct on 0845 4647 or visit the website NHS Choices
Other support for men & boys
Mpower - supporting male survivors of sexual abuse
napac - the national association for people abused in childhood
Rape & Abuse Line - supporting survivors
Male Health - fast, free, independent advice from the Men's Health Forum (MHF)
The Next Step Counseling & Training - US-based on-line support resources for male survivors
Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse - on-line resources