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 […]

Read a book day

National Read A Book Day 2017: our picks

There are probably as many reasons to read a book as there are books and people to read them and National Read A Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate books and reading. At SurvivorsUK, we see many men who find reading about the experience of sexual abuse and how to cope with such […]


Abuse doesn’t have to be an unhappy ending

I have just completed a 12-week programme at SurvivorsUK and was asked by one of the facilitators to write a short blog. My story is that I was abused by my dad between the ages of 9-10. I am now 54. It took me until I was 27 to talk about my abuse and the years since […]

Sexually abused children denied compensation

The impact of being refused criminal compensation after surviving sexual abuse or assault

After reading coverage of the government rejecting compensation claims for people abused as children, I would like to raise questions about the potentially retraumatizing impact of being refused criminal compensation after surviving sexual abuse or assault. Criminal compensation in general can be a very thorny subject but when sexual abuse is the crime for which […]

Thank you for making our BBC Radio 4 appeal a success!

  Thank you to everyone who listened, shared, and donated to our recent BBC Radio 4 charity appeal! Together you raised over £5,000!   Two weeks ago, producer, filmmaker and broadcaster Louis Theroux presented our appeal, focusing on the average time it takes for a man to talk about his experience of sexual abuse, which […]

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