Our contribution to the Huffington Post

Men Like Us? Working at SurvivorsUK presents us with a difficult dilemma: how can we provide male-centric services (that we believe are much needed within the sexual violence sector) and yet remain inclusive towards trans* people, and those who identify as non-binary? Despite asking ourselves this many times, we still have no satisfactory answer, and […]

Eric Bristow’s appalling comments on football sex abuse: they aren’t “proper men”

On BBC news, we came across Eric Bristow’s comments judging that the footballers who were brave enough to speak out publicly about the sexual abuse they suffered during their teenage years were not “proper men” for not “sorting out” their abusers “when they got older and fitter”. The former darts world champion caused outrage and has been criticised […]

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 […]

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 […]

Current challenges – October 2016

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, […]

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