While Rape Crisis focuses particularly on the needs and rights of women and girls, and on providing specialist services within women-only safe spaces, we of course recognise that boys and men also experience sexual violence, and that the impacts of sexual violence on the lives of boys and men are no less devastating and can be just as wide-ranging and long-term.
We believe all survivors of sexual violence deserve specialist support. To this end, we work in partnership with organisations that represent men and boys to lobby Government for adequate, sustained funding for specialist services for all survivors.
Just under half of our member Rape Crisis Centres provide some 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. Download a list of these member Centres, with links to their websites, here. Or else click here (or on the orange button to the right) to search our directory of Rape Crisis Centres and see if your nearest provides services for boys and men.
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 information about other sexual violence support services that are not members of Rape Crisis England & Wales here.
Or click here or on the purple button to the right to find information about Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARCs).
Survivors UK provides a dedicated web-based helpline and other services for adult men (aged 18+) who want to talk about rape or sexual abuse.
Survivors West Yorkshire (SWP) has produced A Self Help Guide for Males Who Have Been Sexually Abused, which you can download here. SWP also runs Ben's Place, a free confidential specialist virtual support and developing counselling service for male victim – survivors of sexual abuse – violence from any community in West Yorkshire.
Other support for men & boys:
napac (the national association for people abused in childhood)
The Next Step Counseling & Training and Small Wonder Books: US-based on-line support and resources for male survivors