SurvivorsUK helps men who’ve been raped, sexually abused or assaulted. Every year in the UK, around 12,000 men are raped and 76,000 sexually abused or assaulted. It isn’t easy for men to talk about what’s happened to them: only 4% will speak about it. Of the few who do, it takes an average of 26 years to do so. SurvivorsUK wants to challenge stereotypes and taboos that prevent men speaking about what’s happened to them. Our counselling, helpline and support services are here to help men deal with the devastating impact of rape and sexual abuse.
From the age of 13, Steven was taken advantage of by men with a professional duty of care and a number of sexual predators who would regularly abuse him.
During this time, some of the people with knowledge of the abuse informed his peers, which resulted in long term bullying and severe depression. At this time, his school and the police were also informed but unfortunately to no avail.
Steven who is now in his late thirties, has managed to turn his life around, with very little professional intervention.
His plan is to prevent the same happening to other minors and vulnerable young men, giving them the confidence to speak out against this kind of abuse.