IICSA_InterimReport - April18

Something on account for survivors

The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse published its Interim Report on April 25. This is a progress report which the Inquiry was obliged to produce by its remit. The full report is 109 pages. My first impression is that Professor Jay – the most recent in a series of chairs – is on top […]

Survivor_Marathon

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 […]

Society

Men’s wellbeing: how can we promote it?

We know that mental health difficulties affect all sections of society and we know that men find it harder than women both to say they are struggling with their mental health and to access personal and professional support. We know this and yet men are still suffering and silenced. What are we doing wrong? An […]

Suicide

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 […]

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