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Sam Speaks Out

Today has been a big news day here at Survivors Manchester, thanks to the inspring Sam Thompson. Sam first approached Survivors Manchester’s Chief Executive, Duncan, whilst he was engaged in getting support from the organistion following his disclosure of being raped. Duncan said When Sam first approached me, I was absolutely blown away by his […]

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The Launch of Male Survivors Partnership Announced

Following an £85,000 grant from the Lloyds Bank Foundation for England & Wales, the Male Survivors Partnership, a panel of representatives from leading male sexual violence charities, has been created. The Male Survivors Partnership, founded by Survivors Manchester, Mankind UK, Safeline and Survivors UK, will be working in partnership with LimeCulture Community Interest Company (CIC), […]

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Drop In Opens

Survivors Manchester is delighted to be able to announce the opening of our brand new Drop In service. The Drop In is open to any male survivor in Greater Manchester who wants to find out more about the support on offer, have a chat with someone, or generally just connect. The Drop In is open […]

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Real Voices – Are They Being Heard?

Ann Coffey MP has today launched her final report, on behalf of Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd, looking at how far things have moved since her original Real Voice Report. Here at Survivors Manchester, we have been really proud to support this work and are delighted to be able to read Ann’s […]

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Review: Monkey See Monkey Do

Date: 16 February 2017 Venue: Gorilla, Manchester Richard Gadd’s self-penned, autobiographical Monkey See Monkey Do is a brilliantly dark yet hilariously uncomfortable journey through a battle for ‘masculinity’ following sexual assault. From the outset, Gadd manages to externally lead you through his internal dialogue, battle even, with the clever use of multi media projection, audio […]

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Response to Manchester Evening News report

Following today’s Manchester Evening News front page report on the IPCC damming report into a rape investigation by Greater Manchester Police, our CEO, Duncan Craig, has made the following response. Today’s Manchester Evening News front page article, regarding Greater Manchester Police’s handling of the rape investigation against Stephen Akinyemi is at best, of extreme concern. […]

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Job Vacancies: January 2017

Following an organisational review and the exciting development of new services, we are now looking to welcome 2 new team members to the organisation OPERATIONS ASSISTANT (x1) £16,998 – 17,333 (NJC S3-4 SP17-18) WTE 30 hours per week (negotiable) An enthusiastic individual is needed to join the team to assist in managing and delivering the […]

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New Research – Hidden Abuse

Survivors Manchester is proud to be supporting Dr Siobhan Weare from Lancaster University as she researches the ‘hidden’ sexual crime when males sexually violated by women. This new survey, the first of its kind in the UK, will gauge the extent of men being sexually violated by women The new research project, by Dr Siobhan […]

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Greater Manchester Police Launch Investigation

Greater Manchester Police have formally announced they are launching their own investigation into non-current sexual abuse in the Football arena. GMP’s Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford, said: “Following recent media coverage, Greater Manchester Police has received a number of calls from people reporting historic sexual abuse whilst they were in the youth football system. We […]

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In the News

Since last Friday, we have been inundated with requests to comment, be interviewed and talk about the silence of boys and men. Here are a few press clippings for you to see: Daily Mail Manchester Evening News BBC Sport International Business Times News Stoke Sentinal Mirror (1) Mirror (2) Yahoo News Belfast Telegraph Mirror (3) […]

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Job Vacancies: Trauma-Focused Therapists

Here at Survivors Manchester, we are always on the look out for people with the right experience, skills, drive and passion for what we do to join us. Our work sees us working in various environments’ from our Manchester city centre base, prison and secure settings, in the heart of BME and faith communities, right […]

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Ambassador Announcement

Survivors Manchester is absolutely delighted to announce that ex-Professional Footballer, Steve Walters, has decided to join Survivors Manchester as our third UK Ambassador. Many will know that Steve stood up as a survivor of sexual abuse following the media attention into the experiences of young men at Crewe Alexandra FC. Having stayed silent for man […]

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The Historic Men & Boys Coalition Launches

  Over 50 of the UK’s leading charities, academics, journalists and campaigners have today come together to form the UK’s largest ever coalition to tackle gender-specific issues affecting men and boys. The Men and Boys Coalition brings together organisations and individuals specialising in fields ranging from mental health and suicide prevention to education and parenting […]

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Charly’s Challenge

This month, the amazing Charly Lester (Journalist, Writer, Blogger, CEO of UK Dating Awards) cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats and in doing so raised 78% more than her original target, ending with an amazing £2,315! We are absolutely astonished at this incredible amount raised and want to thank every single person that donated […]

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HMIC Report Response

Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary have today released a report putting Greater Manchester Police (GMP) under the spotlight as a failure of some personnel has resulted “under-recording too many reports of crime” including rape, violent crimes and sexual offences. The report, which looked at processes and recording between 1 September 2015 and 29 February 2016, […]

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Lejog Day 1

For all of you that keep up to date with our news you will know that the brilliant and fantastic journalist, writer and blogger, Charly Lester, is riding her bike from Lands End to John O Groats all in aid of Survivors Manchester. We first met Charly when she interviewed our CEO, Duncan, and the […]

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What’s that Professor?

The staff team, volunteers and board are absolutely bursting with pride to get the news that our very own Chair, Craig Harris, has been appointed to the honorary post of ‘Visiting Professor’ at Manchester Metropolitian University (MMU) with the Health, Psychology & Social Care facility. Craig is currently the Executive Nurse & Director, Citywide Commissioning […]

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Recruitment: High Intensity Therapist (Trainee)

Trainee High Intensity Therapist Hours: 37.5 hours per week Salary: £23,188 Contract: Fixed term for 1 year (extension upon funding) Benefits: 20 days annual leave (plus 8 days bank holidays) In January 2016, Survivors Manchester became fully and operationally compliant with the IAPT pathway for trauma, having spent the previous year working hard to achieve […]

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Barnardos Cymru Release Report

‘I never spoke about it before’ is a new report from Barnardos Cymru looking at the sexual abuse of boys and young men and the support for this group in Wales. Authored by Menna Thomas and Elaine Speyer, the report aims to increase understanding of child sexual exploitation relating to boys and young men, providing […]

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No More…

Our good friends at Living Well (Australia) have launched a short film that has absolutely blew our socks off! Gary Foster, Founder and Manager of Living Well said This video started with a conversation. In fact, it started with many private and professional conversations with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men who have been sexually […]

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