We’re so happy to announce that Mankind Counselling have joined as a non-profit partner organisation of UK SAYS NO MORE, saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault.
Mankind Counselling provide specialised support for men who have been sexually abused. Find out more from them:
Mankind is a Hove based charity that gives men an opportunity to talk about their experiences of sexual violation in a safe confidential space. Mankind aims to create a city where no one is silenced by sexual violence.
Since its launch in 2000, Mankind has worked with over 1000 men.
Mankind believes sexual abuse is a community problem and has created the C2 campaign to address this- see below:
Mankind’s Services include:
- One to one counselling
- Community engagement
- We see between 100-150 men a year for counselling and group work.
- The average age of our clients is 43 and the average time before they seek support is 26 years (we would like to lower both of these stats).
- 1 in 6 men have experienced childhood sexual abuse – that means that approximately 30,000 men in the Sussex County (Mankind’s catchment area) and almost 3 million men across the Uk are living with the legacy of sexual abuse.
Common barriers to accessing services are:
- Fear of not being believed
- Stereotypes/ideas about what it is to be a man or around masculinity
- Stereotypes about men as survivors of CSA & CSE, ie: why didn’t you fight them, identity
We will be at The Brunswick festival in Brighton with a stall doing community engagement work, on the weekend of the 20th and 21st August. 2016.
We will be hosting a spoken word event for National Men’s day on the 17th November 2016 on London Road.
We are also currently running a group for 16-25 year old men called Room to Rant. This is to give young men a voice in a creative space, allowing them to explore their feelings and life experiences through writing lyrics and using rap.
You can support Mankind by signing the pledge here.
Interested in becoming a partner of UK SAYS NO MORE?
We’d love to hear from you, please get in touch with Lyndsey Dearlove, Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG) Partnership Manager.
You can contact Lyndsey by email at Lyndsey.Dearlove@hestia.org or by phone at 020 7378 3170.