Helping male survivors of sexual violation to recover - Sarah Van Gogh

Helping Male Survivors Of Sexual Violation To Recover, by Sarah Van Gogh

One of the counsellors who works at SurvivorsUK, Sarah Van Gogh, has written a book about helping male survivors of sexual abuse to recover and move on in their lives. The book is published this month. Here is a short extract from the introduction: “Men who have experienced sexual violation often have a kind of […]

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So it’s been almost seven years … seven years since the day that I thought I was in control, the day that I thought I was the Barry big balls … the man about the scene. No … my mistake, I followed a party girl back to a back to her friends, four straight lads, […]


The Survivor and the marathon wall

Why do people run a marathon? Why would you? Is that sense of accomplishment, of having ‘made it’ worth it? There’s the euphoria of satisfaction. The feeling of having completed something you set out to do. Perhaps the endorphins kick in and give you a high. But really? Is it worth it? I mean the […]


Victims’ Commissioner for London: Strategic Victims Needs Assessment

The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC) has commissioned Opinion Research Services (ORS), an independent social research company, to work with the independent Victims’ Commissioner for London – Claire Waxman – to undertake a review of London’s support services and their compliance with the Code of Practice for Victims of Crime. This online survey […]

Let down

[Brief preface, inspired to write this after hearing Terry Crews’ story, and seeing other brave friends coming forward and discussing what happened to them] So 2016 didn’t start off too well. On January 1st, after a really good New Year’s party, I headed home with a friend who was going to sleep on my sofa. […]

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