1 in 6 men have had unwanted sexual experiences.
This can cause 
problems, even many years later. You don’t have to just live with it. There are things you can do and people who can help.

Happytohealthyou have been commissioned by 1in6.org to work on ‘The Way Through’ Campaign. The aim is to raise awareness of this fantastic organisation who offer support and advice to men who have had unwanted sexual experiences.  John Ryan has been meeting with survivors who have shared their stories. ‘I have no lived experience of anything like this’ said John ‘The Testimonies are just heartbreaking’. The challenge for the team here at H2HU is to write and deliver material that is sensitive, empathetic and meaningful.

Natasha feels that Men need to feel safe and empowered by any input we have into the project. ‘Your voices are so important in raising awareness. we need to encourage men to engage in conversations”.

 It’s not always easy to know what to say when someone tells you they’ve been sexually assaulted, especially if they are a friend or family member. For a survivor, disclosing to someone they care about can be very difficult, so we encourage you to be as supportive and non-judgemental as possible.

 We urge anyone who has had any unwanted sexual experiences, or if you have been approached by someone and want to be an ally to get in touch with 1in6.uk. In the meantime watch this space for updates on how the programme develops.

‘The Way Through’ campaign, is a series of Real Survivors telling their Real Stories.
The stories we tell are graphic, to the point and heartfelt.
We want to help and connect with other men and boys affected by unwanted sexual experiences.

An estimated 12,000 men are raped in the UK every year, and more than 70,000 are sexually abused or assaulted.

There’s no pressure to get in touch again. You can use it as little or often as you like.

 
https://www.survivorsuk.org/ways-we-can-help/online-helpline/

Speak via text to a support worker at Survivors UK who specialises in working with men affected by unwanted sexual experiences.

They are open every day from 12pm-8pm

You can have a typed conversation via:

You don’t have to give them your real name or contact details and there is no expectation about what you will speak about.

The chat is under your control, so you can choose to end the conversation whenever you want.