Male survivors

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre recognises that the impacts of sexual violence are no less devastating for men and boys than for women and girls.

We believe all survivors of sexual violence deserve specialist support, which is why we recommend male survivors contact an organisation who can provide this.

We are run by women for women but some of our services support survivors of all genders.

Our helpline and email support services are specialist, dedicated to supporting women and girls only. This includes those women who are trans, non-binary and who have complex gender identities which include ‘woman’ and those who experience oppression as women.

Our counselling service is available for survivors of rape, child sexual abuse or any form of sexual violence of any age (children aged 5 years and over) and gender from across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough who have visited a Sexual Assault Referral Centre (The Elms SARC) at some point. Haven’t visited a Sexual Assault Referral Centre at any point? Our funding is very sporadic, so please contact our Counselling Team to find out if we are able to offer counselling at this time.

Our Independent Sexual Violence Advocates are able to support anyone, any age, background or gender, who has experienced sexual violence and has reported the crime or is considering engaging with the criminal justice system.

Other services that support male survivors that may be helpful include:

Survivors UK
Nationwide specialist support for male survivors of sexual abuse. They offer web and SMS chat services, along with specialist counselling in London. Their website has further information on their services, including a database of counsellors across the UK who can support male survivors.

Safeline
Offers telephone and email support for all survivors of sexual violence. They have a dedicated telephone support line for male survivors of rape and childhood sexual abuse.

Choices Counselling
Provides counselling services in Cambridge and the surrounding area to adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Centre 33
Free and confidential support for those aged under 26.

Male Survivors Partnership
A partnership of several organisations dedicated to male survivors. They offer web chat and telephone support services as well as being a resource for location specific services.