Support for men who have been sexually abused

Since 2000, we have been delivering specialist support services to men (18+) who have experienced childhood sexual abuse and/or adult sexual assault at any time in their lives. Mankind developed from the need for an agency in Sussex that could provide appropriate services to men. Funded by the Big Lottery, we are the only service of its kind in the South East. For information on other services in the UK go to

Partners, family and friends

We are aware that men affected by sexual violence are not lone individuals. They are members of families, partnerships and communities. It is for that reason that our services are open to anyone affected by the sexual assault of males. Please take some time to explore this site to see what is available.


  • Sexual violence can be physical, mental, coercive or manipulative.
  • Sexual violence can involve women as well as men as the perpetrators.
  • Regardless of how it felt at the time problems may occur later on in life.

How Mankind can help you

1-1 counselling

An opportunity to talk to someone who understands what you have been through

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Therapeutic groups

A place to receive support and realise that you are not alone

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Couple counselling

A space for you and a significant other to talk and listen in a structured setting

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Download leaflets, posters, Annual Reports and find out about our resource library and training for professionals

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The National Lottery

Get your questions answered

Got a question about anything to do with sexual violence towards males? Use our 'Ask SAM' service to get your questions answered.

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Challenging the taboo

In 2007, Mankind asked the general public a series of questions to find out what they thought about male victims of sexual violence.
Find out what they told us by clicking on the questions below.

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Do you think it is different for a man? What would you do if a male friend disclosed to you?