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First Step Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape (aged 13+), and their loved ones



First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters of sexual abuse and rape.

We provide free confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters living in the city of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to enable survivors to make the “First Step” towards feeling less isolated through increased personal power to makes choices.

1979 Counselling sessions provided per year

86% of clients reported feeling more hopeful for the future

97% referrals seen within 7 days

87% of clients reported having developed better coping strategies

100% of clients felt valued and heard by their counsellor

67% of clients reported feeling less isolated

83% of clients reported feeling less guilt or shame

100% of clients felt safe and comfortable with their counsellor