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Support for men and boys

If you're a male survivor of sexual violence or abuse, please know that you are not alone.

Keep reading for information about the different places that you can go to for help and support.


Contact our 24/7 Rape & Sexual Abuse Support Line

Male victims and survivors who are aged 16+ can contact our 24-hour phone and online chat service. If something sexual happened to you without your consent – or you're not sure – we are here for you. No matter when or where it happened.

Call free on 0808 500 2222 or go to the website to start a free online chat.

At Rape Crisis England & Wales, we believe that all victims and survivors deserve specialist support.

Although our main focus is on women and girls, we fully recognise that men and boys also experience sexual violence and abuse – and that it can have a serious and long-lasting impact on their health and wellbeing.

That's why we work with men and boys-focused organisations to lobby the Government for increased and longer-term funding for specialist services for all victims and survivors.

Can men and boys access specialist services at Rape Crisis centres?

Over half of our member Rape Crisis centres provide specific services for men and boys who have experienced sexual violence or abuse at some point in their lives.

Some can also offer support to male partners, friends and supporters of victims and survivors.

Rape Crisis centres that don't provide direct services for men or boys will be able to give you information about other organisations that do.

Find a Rape Crisis centre near you

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 provides the #5MillionMen National Male Survivors Helpline: 0808 800 5005

It also provides emotional support via telephone, text message and email.

Survivors UK

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) has produced a range of downloadable self-help guides.

Domestic violence

ManKind provides a helpline and support for men who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Men's Advice Line also provides a helpline and support for men who are experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Childhood sexual abuse

The National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC) provides telephone and email emotional support for people who have experienced abuse in childhood.

We will listen to you and believe you

And we never judge.

Contact our 24/7 national helpline for one-off emotional support.

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