Dr Alan Corbett on BBC Radio 4’s Women’s Hour

Psychotherapist Alan Corbett has written a book about what he calls ‘the invisible men’, men who have experienced sexual trauma, either in childhood or in adult life. He talked to Jane in Women’s Hour on the 25th of November about why so few men are able to reveal the awful experiences they’ve endured, the toxic […]

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 […]

Operation Midland review by R. Henriques: Update from CC Simon Bailey

David Tucker, Crime Lead at the College of Policing said: “Great effort has gone into building public trust in police investigations and we know from research, and lessons from the past, that a key reason why people do not report abuse is a fear of not being believed. To start an investigation from a position […]

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