help for men

For Men & Supporters

If you are a man who has been sexually abused in childhood or assaulted as an adult, or are a partner, family member or friend, know that information and support to live well is available here. We understand that men and their supporters can face some unique pressures and challenges.Get info and support to enhance your well-being, to better manage difficulties and build healthy relationships.

For men, partners, friends and family

No More Silence

This “No More Silence: It’s Never Too Late to Start Healing” video is about starting a conversation. It is about community members talking and working together to raise awareness, to offer support, encouragement and hope to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have been sexually abused in childhood. Read More about this video and where to find support.

You are not alone

Listen to men’s stories of encouragement and support. Yes, it can be tough at times and take effort to keep going, but you are worth it. View our collection of videos of men talking about sexual abuse, or read some encouraging stories written by men.

Men overcoming childhood sexual abuse

The Bristlecone Project documentary film is a powerful and effective vehicle for raising awareness about men’s potential to reclaim healthy, meaningful lives after experiencing childhood sexual abuse. Read more about this documentary.

Get the stats

Statistics are one way we can develop a picture of the extent of child sexual abuse or sexual assault in our community. Check out our new and improved Sexual abuse statistics page, where you can get the facts and figures. These stats will hopefully dispel some of the Unhelpful myths about the sexual assault of men.

Introducing 1BlueString

1BlueString1BlueString is a joint initiative of Living Well and 1in6 (USA), which asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood. Raise awareness and support by ordering your free kit today.

Auslan videos

In partnership with Deaf Services Queensland, Living Well has created 34 Auslan videos specifically to support members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused in childhood.

For professionals

Resources have been created and collated here to support evidence-based service provision. This includes our series of 14 Practitioner Videos to assist those working with men who have experienced sexual abuse.

Well-being

At Living Well, we are interested in supporting men and their supporters to live fulfilling, active, engaged lives. Our focus moves beyond symptom management, towards enhancing overall well-being. This is why we have included a well-being assessment and tips for living well.

wellbeing

Royal commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is currently being undertaken in Australia. Living Well is able to provide specialist counselling and support to men who have been sexually abused, to partners, families and friends and to previous employees of care providers.

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