Support for men

All of the services at a SARC are for men, women and children. Regardless of age, sexuality or gender, you will be believed and treated with dignity and respect.

Male rape is not something that’s often reported. According to the most recent government statistics, 75,000 men are estimated to be victims of sexual assault or attempted assault each year, with 9,000 men estimated to be victims of rape or attempted rape. However, the same statistics show that fewer than 3,000 offences of male rape or sexual assault were reported to the police in the year the data was collected.

If you are a man and you have been raped or sexually assaulted, we can help. We can provide immediate medical care, a forensic examination, blood tests and advice about sexual health and HIV medication. We can also put you in touch with counselling services. All of this is regardless of whether the police are involved or not. All of our services are completely confidential.

To get help you can contact us on 0300 3034626 or fill in the short self referral form and we will contact you.


Men and boys impacted by sexual violence and abuse can also get support from other specialist organisations.

National Male Survivors Helpline

Safeline provide the #5MillionMen National Male Survivors Helpline: 0808 800 5005

They also provide emotional support via telephone, SMS (text) and email.

Survivors UK

Survivors UK provides an online helpline and other services for adult men (aged 18+) who want to talk about rape or sexual abuse.

They also provide a searchable database of specialist support services for men and boys. Use this to find support in your local area.

Self-help for male survivors

Survivors West Yorkshire (SWY) have produced a range of downloadable self-help guides.

Domestic violence

ManKind provide a helpline and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Men’s Advice Line also provide a helpline and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

NAPAC (National Association for People Abused in Childhood)
0808 801 0331

National Rape Crisis
0808 802 9999

The Survivors Trust
0808 801 0818

01273 911 680

Male Survivor Partnership

0808 800 5005