After Andy Woodward, more footballers reveal they have been sexually abused

The recent revelations at Crewe Alexandra Football Club (from Andy Woodward and Steve Walters) and today from ex-England player Paul Stewart and David White of historic male sexual abuse have already seen other players come forward and are likely to encourage more players who have been abused to tell of what has happened to them. This follows earlier […]

SurvivorsUK joins the Men and Boys Coalition

While others argue over individuals in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (so debilitating for survivors who seek only for the truth to emerge and for recognition of their wrongs) we have been building partnerships and collaboration. First, Mankind Counselling, Safeline, Survivors Manchester and ourselves have created the Male Survivors Partnership in which, collectively, […]

Ben’s Place: launch of new West Yorkshire support service for male survivors

Researchers have found that 1 in 6 men have experienced abusive sexual experiences before the age of 18.  This is probably a low estimate, since it doesn’t include noncontact experiences, which can also have lasting negative effects. The 19th November is International Boys and Men’s Day and its core message this year is Stop Male […]

Andy Woodward talks about being sexually abused

In recent news, we saw the report in The Guardian about Andy Woodward who, at the age of 43, finally feels able to tell his story and free himself from the secret – “the massive, horrible burden” – that has shaped his life since the age of 11 when as a football-daft kid from a family of […]

International Men’s Day 2016 Conference

The major conference aimed to make a difference for men and boys. Hundreds of delegates from across the UK came together at The Lighthouse, Poole, last Monday 14th November for the Safer Poole International Men’s Day Conference. The conference, which has been organised by the Safer Poole Partnership in association with AFC Bournemouth and the Dorset Police and […]

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