Mpower - Supporting Male Survivors of sexual abuse
If you're ready to talk, we're ready to listen
MPower is a registered charity - no. 1104195

Family and Partners
Within our society, men and boys can suffer appalling sexual assaults and humiliations, but rarely does a victim cry out for help. Men are seen by society as strong protectors, capable of defending themselves. Such are men's feeling of shame, they will often be desperate to keep the assault secret - even from themselves. The result can be a feeling of hopeless isolation with no-one to turn to. These feelings can remain with them and wreck their lives.

Many survivors say that the hardest part of coming to terms with what happened is to stop blaming themselves.

Today there is more understanding than ever before and you don't have to suffer in silence. You can survive.

No-one deserves to be raped.
No survivor deserves the blame.

Some helpful materials

Self help Guide M-Power has a self-help guide which gives practical information on how you can get through and manage your life.

You can download the PDF version by clicking here or you can obtain a printed copy free of charge from SeVA. email us, call us or write to us for your copy. Click here for our contact details.

Independent Counsellors In an attempt to address the lack of independent counsellors available, Survivors UK provides details of counsellors around the country who they know have an understanding of the issues for men who have suffered sexual assault at any time in their lives. All counsellors on their list have attended a three-day assessment and accreditation workshop and have provided details of their qualifications, proof of supervision and police check.

Visit Survivors UK and click on 'COUNSELLORS'

Books Abused Boys - the neglected victims of Sexual Abuse by Mic Hunter (Fawcett Books, 1990, ISBN 0-449-90629-9)

Extremely helpful for anyone struggling with childhood trauma. Mic Hunter has sensitively constructed a valuable collection of real situations that many survivors will relate to.

Victims No Longer by Mike Lew (Harper/Perennial, 1988. ISBN 0-7493-1656-x)

A classic on men abused as boys. Worth buying and keeping. Usually available from big bookshops and from Amazon bookshops website. Covers every conceivable issue.

Broken Boys/Mending Men by Stephen D. Grubman-Black (Ballantine Books) 1990

Written by a survivor and including stories of other survivors.

The Courage to Heal by Ellen Bass & Laura Davies (Cedar 1988)

Although written originally for female survivors this is still well worth reading because it is such a great and uplifting book. Of great practical use with many self-help exercises.

Directory and Book Services 1 Broxholme Lane, Doncaster, DN1 2LJ telephone (01302) 768689

This is a mail order book service specialising in books on survivor issues and with extensive information on contact organisations.