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


“On average it takes men over two decades to disclose the sexual violence they have suffered. Trauma from abuse can lead to anxiety, depression, self-harm and even suicide. But, there are people who can help and it’s never too late to talk”. – Male Survivors Partnership

This week is Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week. A week where the hashtag #ITSNOTOK is full of incredibly moving, powerful and important stories and facts around sexual abuse and sexual violence. With this video, Male Survivor Partnership powerfully demonstrate how long it can take men and boys to disclose experiences of sexual abuse and violence. No matter how long it takes – First Step and other organisations that support male survivors are here. There is hope. There is a way through. You’re not alone.

If you want to find out more about our services and how we might help you, or someone you care about, please see: Our Services or Contact Us.