Support for Men
The Maggie Oliver Foundation provides support for men (18+) who have experienced any form of sexual violence in their past or as an adult. We understand that men and who have been sexually assaulted may experience some of the same effects of sexual assault as women and other survivors, but they may face other challenges that are more unique to their experience. Some men who have survived sexual assault or abuse feel extreme shame and guilt, believing that they had some control over the abuse or could have done more to stop it. Many men who experienced a physical response during the abuse may be confused and question their sexual orientation. We want to reassure you that normal physical responses do not in any way imply that you wanted, invited, or enjoyed the abuse or assault. If something has happened to you, we believe that it is not your fault and you are not alone and will work with you to understand and overcome these feelings.
Self help resources for men: who have experience sexual abuse or assault / violence:
If you are working with us or considering getting in touch we’ve put some additional self help resources together that may be useful in the first instance. We also have a range of resources available at our centre which your worker will discuss with you.
Please take care and ensure you have adequate support in place when using these resources as certain things may trigger you.
Specific male support organisations in the UK