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


Our offices will close for the Christmas holidays from Friday 22nd December 2023, giving our team a much needed break after another challenging year. 

However, we know that the impact of trauma rarely keeps to office hours. Even at the best of times, the Christmas holidays can be challenging for some. During a global pandemic these challenges can be intensified.

We will open our offices again on Wednesday 3rd January 2024. If you are struggling, you may find the following options useful:

0808 800 3302: NHS Central Access Point – for urgent mental health help in Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland. It’s open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

116 123: Samaritans – a confidential helpline available 24/7

Read Male Survivors: A Self Help Pack – written by survivors for survivors.

We hope that you are having a good Christmas. However, please reach out to someone you trust if you’re finding it hard. You don’t have to go through this alone.

On behalf of our team, we want to thank you all for your support throughout 2023. We wish each of you the very best for the new year, and beyond.