Support for men and boys

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 (see below).

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

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 Cambridge City, South Cambridgeshire, East Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.

Our advocacy service is able to support anyone, any age, background or gender, who has been subjected to any form of sexual violence, recently or in the past. Our Independent Sexual Violence Advocates (ISVAs) offer practical and emotional support and specialise in supporting survivors through the Criminal Justice System, if they choose to report.

Where else can I get support?

24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line
The national 24/7 Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Line is delivered by Rape Crisis England and Wales. It is an emotional support service for anyone aged 16+ in England and Wales who has been affected by rape, child sexual abuse, sexual assault, sexual harassment or any other form of sexual violence – at any point in their life. This includes people who have been subjected to sexual violence themselves, as well as their friends, family or anyone else who is trying to support them.

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.

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.

B-United Project (Peterborough Women’s Aid)
Peterborough Women’s Aid offer short-term and long-term support to male survivors of domestic abuse through their B-United project. They offer emotional support, practical support, support with court and other meetings and access to a specialist domestic abuse counsellor. It is a countywide provision covering all areas of Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Huntingdon and Fenland.

NHS CPFT Talking Therapies
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) offer a Talking Therapies service to help people aged 17 and over who are experiencing common mental health problems.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect.