First Step Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
Supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, and their loved ones


About Us

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.

At the core of all “First Step” services is the principle that each individual has the right to respect, to be believed, and to an environment that is safe.

It is a place where you can talk to someone who is not involved in your life; someone who has no preference concerning your  decisions. First Step is not about telling you what to do or how to run your life, but it is about exploring your difficulties with another person.

This might mean you talk about past and present relationships. You may begin to turn your thoughts and feelings into actions that help you come to terms with your experiences and make new choices.

We have achieved the Quality Standards for Services Supporting Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence.

Mission Statement

Provide confidential services to male survivors of sexual abuse and their supporters



Breakdown the stereotypes and the preconception of sexual abuse against males

Every male survivor of sexual abuse should have the opportunity to feel less isolated through increased personal belief to make changes

Every male survivor of sexual abuse living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to have access to a free and confidential service

Our Values


Our volunteers and counsellors listen to our client’s needs, and try our upmost to encourage empowerment and self confidence


Being open and honest in all our dealings and maintaining the highest integrity at all times


At all times we act with integrity, providing quality services in a safe and secure environment


Always doing what we say we will and striving for excellence and quality in everything we do


Embracing differences in our work force and clients will enhance our services to their communities

Non Judgemental

We never judge a person, or their actions but support the individual


We are one team striving to provide a quality and confidential service

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