As Rape Crisis England & Wales we focus on the needs and rights of women and girls, and providing specialist services in women-only safe spaces. But, we recognise boys and men also experience sexual violence, and the impacts on their lives can be just as wide-ranging and long-term.
Rape Crisis believes all victims and survivors deserve specialist support. We work in partnership with organisations that represent men and boys to lobby Government for adequate, sustained funding for specialist services for all victims and survivors.
Support for men and boys at Rape Crisis Centres
Over half our member Rape Crisis Centres provide specific support services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence as a child and/or as an adult.
Some can also offer support to male partners, friends and supporters of sexual violence survivors.
Rape Crisis Centres that don't provide direct services for men or boys will be able to give you information about other relevant support organisations.
Other sources of support
Men and boys impacted by sexual violence and abuse can also get support from other specialist organisations.
National Male Survivors Helpline
Safeline provide the #5MillionMen National Male Survivors Helpline: 0808 800 5005
They also provide emotional support via telephone, SMS (text) and email.
Survivors UK provides an online helpline and other services for adult men (aged 18+) who want to talk about rape or sexual abuse.
They also provide a searchable database of specialist support services for men and boys. Use this to find support in your local area.
Self-help for male survivors
Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) have produced a range of downloadable self-help guides.
Childhood sexual abuse
National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) provides telephone and email emotional support for people who have experienced abuse in childhood.