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A day in the life of our Engagement & Outreach Officer

For the first time since starting in 1986, SurvivorsUK has enrolled it’s very own Outreach & Engagement Officer tasked with raising awareness for SurvivorsUK services, as well as educating communities about male rape and sexual violence. Since October 2018, Sam has been all over London (and outside!), talking to organisations, institutions and all individuals about […]

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Silence for the silenced

A year ago we were thinking of fundraising ideas and reminiscing about school sponsored silences and dogeared forms which got squashed banana on them in the bottom of your school bag before the days of JustGiving. And then we thought, of course, 26 hours of silence to mirror the 26 years of silence which is […]

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Women who support the #MeToo movement must take sexual assault accusations against Asia Argento just as seriously

The #MeToo movement has shed light on a damaging culture of sexual abuse within the entertainment industry, and allowed for a wider conversation about sexual abuse encountered day-to-day. Dozens of women spoke out about being abused by Harvey Weinstein, many of them emboldened by Asia Argento, who spearheaded the movement. So it was hard to […]

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Men’s wellbeing: how can we promote it?

We know that mental health difficulties affect all sections of society and we know that men find it harder than women both to say they are struggling with their mental health and to access personal and professional support. We know this and yet men are still suffering and silenced. What are we doing wrong? An […]

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What can we do to prevent suicide?

There are some sobering statistics published by The Samaritans about the suicide rates in the UK: 6,188 suicides were registered in the UK and 451 in the Republic of Ireland. The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 40–44. Rates have increased in the UK by 3.8% Male rates remain consistently higher […]

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