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



Over the past 4 years we have been delighted to have been asked to undertake awareness training sessions at local agencies and support services.

We have delivered sessions to staff in supported accommodation, Probation offices and to student Social Workers.

For the past 3 years one of our longest serving counsellors has delivered a session for the Sexual Health Module at the De Montfort University where his presentation has been extremely well received from student health visitors and nurses.

Our awareness raising sessions will talk about the myths and stigma attached to the subject of the abuse of males, share some of the presenting issues, talk about handling a disclosure and the environment and processes we have developed and the services we offer.

Our sessions provide the ‘real picture’ of our experience and are not built around data or research. We hope that what you take away is the confidence to handle a disclosure and deal with signposting to us. We also have the opportunity of hearing from a male survivor who has completed his journey to recovery so that you can hear first-hand about the barriers to accessing support and what a difference support can make to that individual.

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If you would like to arrange a session for you and your colleagues please contact us directly or email us:  We will be able to deliver a session around your needs.