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


Our Services

First Step is an organisation run for male survivors and their supporters. 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 make choices.

We provide a range of services, including:


Up to 26 weeks of individual counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse and/or rape.

Emotional Support

Up to 6 sessions for those who are not currently in a position to undertake counselling. This can involve practical support (e.g. supporting you with appointments) or emotional support. It can also allow you to begin the process of sharing prior to counselling.


We provide awareness training for local agencies, support services and educational establishments.

Your journey with First Step

What to expect from us

Refer to First Step

Information on how to refer or signpost someone to First Step.

Volunteer for Us

Find out about volunteer opportunities (including counselling placements)