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Male Survivors

We offer a range of services for male survivors to support you in making the decisions and choices that are right for you.

Adult Advocacy, Child Advocacy and LGBT Advocacy

Independent sexual violence advocates (ISVA) provide advice and practical support to adults and children, for example, with reporting to the police, accessing health services, crisis support, or any other advocacy needs.

Counselling

Specialist sexual abuse counselling to male survivors and their supporters.

Helpline

Telephone helpline service offering support and information to male survivors.

Social Groups

We offer a Mixed Gender Social Group that enables male and female survivors to socialise safely and feel less isolated.

Coffee Mornings

Meet people and learn some useful coping strategies over a cup of coffee in our friendly and safe environment.

Legal Clinic with Irwin Mitchell Solicitors

Free drop in legal clinics run by a specialist solicitors from Irwin Mitchell for survivors we are currently supporting and also those we have supported in the past. Held on the last Friday of every month.

Self-help

Written self-help information on how to overcome the effects of sexual violence and abuse. Our selection of self-help material includes a number of RSVP self-help resources for males such as information surrounding ‘Male Survivors of Rape & Sexual Assault,’ ‘Male Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault: Myths & Misconceptions,’ ‘Male Survivors of Rape and Sexual Assault: FAQS.’

Additional self-help information and resources:

Support for Males Subjected to Sexual Violence and Abuse:

  • Survivors UK (Offering information and support to men (18+) who have been sexually violated at any time in their lives and those who care for them)
  • Male Survivors Partnership (A central reference point for services working with boys and men subjected to sexual violence and abuse)
  • Survivors Manchester(A survivor-led/survivor-run charitable organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation to work through personal and sometimes painful issues
  • The Survivors Trust (Umbrella agency for specialist organisations providing sexual violence and abuse support).
  • GINA (The sister organisation of RSVP, providing private counselling for individuals subjected to sexual violence and abuse).
  • Safeline (For adults and children: offers online and telephone counselling to male survivors nationally and has a men’s support line).
  • Horizon SARC (Supporting the victims of rape or serious sexual assault).
  • Black Country Women’s Aid (Supporting survivors of domestic abuse and sexual violence in the West Midlands).
  • Survivors in Transition (Supporting men and women who have experienced sexual abuse in childhood).
  • Blue Sky Centre (Supporting the victims of rape or serious sexual assault).
  • Savana (Providing support for anyone who has experienced or is affected by any form of sexual violence including rape, sexual assault, domestic violence, ‘honour’ related violence and childhood sexual abuse).
  • Coventry Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (addressing the trauma and injustice of sexual violence and abuse through the provision of specialist services and to promote the needs and voices of victims and survivors through training and awareness raising).
  • West Mercia Rape & sexual Abuse Support Centre (free, confidential and non-judgemental support service for survivors who have experienced rape, assault, incest, sexual abuse, sexual harassment or any form of sexual attack, whether physical, verbal or emotional).
  • ROSA (Support for anyone who has experienced the trauma of rape, sexual abuse or sexual violence).

LGBT Community

  • Birmingham LGBT (advocating for and supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities in Birmingham and beyond).
  • Galop (specialist LGBT+ anti-violence charity).

Alcohol & Drug Support: Change Grow Live (Helping with challenges including drugs and alcohol, housing, justice, health and wellbeing).

Homelessness Support: Shelter (National housing and homelessness charity providing support).

For a Directory of Services offering support for males subjected to sexual violence and abuse organised according to region, please click here (Male Survivors Partnership).

National Male Survivor Helpline: 0808 800 5005 The opening hours are: Monday (9am-5pm) Tuesday (8am-8pm) Wednesday (9am-5pm) Thursday (8am-8pm) Friday (9am-5pm)

Feedback

We are currently in the process of reviewing feedback and outcomes from male clients to whom we offer/have offered support services. If you wish to access this information, please click below.

Your feedback is extremely valuable to us. If you wish to provide us with feedback, please click here. If you wish to contribute further and are happy to be contacted to take part in our review process and client focus groups, please register your interest with us via info@rsvporg.co.uk. 

RSVP is also an information and signposting resource, neither RSVP nor its affiliated staff or volunteers take responsibility for any information that is out of date or inaccurate. Some of the content on this webpage may contain triggers and we suggest that it is used with due care.

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