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Our team of specialist staff are trained in working with men who have been raped or sexually abused.
While CSASS focuses on the needs and rights of women, men also experience sexual abuse. The impact of sexual violence on the lives of men is devastating. We can help you.
CSASS offer inclusive spaces, days and services which welcome men and survivors of any gender, including trans and non-binary survivors. Our equality policy (see link at the bottom of the page) explains a bit more about inclusive spaces alongside women-only spaces at CSASS. We ask everyone at CSASS to work together to remove barriers, and create spaces and services that feel safe and welcoming for women, men and survivors of all genders. Please contact us if you have any questions.
1 in 6 men have been targets of rape or sexual assault.
Adults who have been raped often choose not to talk about the offences, let alone report them. For lots of reasons, men are more likely to keep it a secret than women.
Research shows some common effects men might experience are thoughts and feelings of anger, shame, guilt, numbness, or flashbacks, nightmares, and physical and mental health problems.
Men can feel trapped and isolated by misinformation about male sexual abuse and rape, like the myth that ‘men can’t be raped’, and fears that sexual abuse can turn you into an abuser. SurvivorsUK has an excellent page where you can read about the myths and realities of male sexual abuse.
Our team of specialist staff have had training to support men who have been raped or sexually abused.
Here are some additional resources and links you might find useful.