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Self help: forget positive thinking, try positive action!

The self-help industry is mired in ideas about positive thinking that are at best ineffective and at worst destructive. If you want to be more confident or successful, says Richard Wiseman, the best thing to do is act the part. For years self-help gurus have preached the same simple mantra: if you want to improve […]

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Men Get Eating Disorders Too – Understanding Male Eating Disorders

Men Get Eating Disorders Too, a national charity dedicated to representing and supporting the needs of men affected by eating disorders, is offering FREE places on their awareness training, ‘Understanding Male Eating Disorders’. The National Lottery’s Awards for All programme has funded MGEDT to put on a series of free half-day workshops in various locations […]

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Manchester Charities Receive Funding to Help Survivors of Rape and Those at Risk of Diabetes and Heart Disease

15.06.2012 – Manchester charities receive funding to help survivors of rape and those at risk of diabetes and heart disease Three groups from Manchester have been awarded funding using money raised by HealthForm Community Interest Company through The Health Lottery. The funding is designed to address health inequalities in different communities and can apply to […]

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Research into survivors of female perpetrated sexual abuse

Survivors Manchester has been contacted by Hannah Clements, a Trainee Clinical Psychologist studying at Lincoln University. Hannah is currently undertaking a Doctorate Thesis and is looking at a subject she has a standng interest in… survivors of female perpetrated sexual abuse and the experience of disclosure. Hannah has worked in forensic services with offenders, as […]

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Ninety-nine arrested in paedophile abuse raids

A retired teacher, members of the armed forces and a scout leader are among 99 people arrested in raids targeting online paedophiles. About 140 search warrants were issued by some 40 forces during the UK-wide raids, led by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre. Most warrants related to downloading and sharing indecent images. Some […]

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Sex attacker on the royal barge: Security blunder lets pervert mingle with the Queen

Unknown to other VIPs, on board was a convicted sex attacker who has served time for a series of despicable attacks on women Strutting the deck of the Royal Barge, Harbinder Singh Rana hid a vile secret as he mingled with royalty for the Diamond Jubilee pageant. Unknown to other VIPs enjoying the occasion during […]

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MPs to investigate deputy children’s commissioner’s claims

MPs are to investigate the sexual exploitation of children, after an expert warned abuse was taking place “all over the country”. England’s Deputy Children’s Commissioner Sue Berelowitz said girls as young as 11 were being expected to perform sex acts on “line-ups of boys”. It was quite common for girls to be lured in by […]

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Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse trial to begin with accusers’ credibility key

Eight young men to allege in court that former Penn State assistant football coach abused them over 15-year period. Opening arguments in the child sex abuse trial of former Penn State University assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky start on Monday, with the explosive case expected to hang on the credibility of witnesses. Eight young men […]

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Habbo Hotel children’s network ‘a haven for paedophiles’

Habbo Hotel, one of the most popular online communities for teenagers, is flooded with pornographic content and is a haven for paedophiles, it has been claimed. Visitors to Habbo Hotel are often exposed to messages of a sexual nature minutes after logging on, an investigation by Channel 4 News found. Channel 4 News producer Rachel […]

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My terror at hands of Northern Quarter sex beast: Brave victim speaks out as attacker is jailed

A victim of a serial sex attacker who stalked women around the Northern Quarter in Manchester has spoken out about her ordeal after he was put behind bars. Abdoulaye Diallo brought terror to the streets of the Northern Quarter over Christmas and the New Year in a series of violent attacks targeting lone women. The […]

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Interview with Mike Lew

At Survivors Manchester, we have been honoured to meet an increduble bunch of inspirational people, from the boys and men that contact us asking for support, to the people who are dedicating their life to supporting survivors and trying to stop the sexual abuse and rape of men and women, boys and girls all over […]

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Boxing legend Micky Ward reveals “I was sexually abused as a boy”

Boxing legend Micky Ward, whose story inspired the Mark Wahlberg film The Fighter, has revealed he was sexually abused as a child. In his autobiography, the 46-year-old retired boxer revealed he was molested by a family friend between the ages of nine and 12 in his hometown of Lowell, Massachusetts. ‘He never asked me to […]

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‘I could do anything with him that I wanted’:

In his own chilling words, pedophile priest gives harrowing account of how he abused 17 young boys The recollection appears in a 27-page ‘sexual history’ written by Van Handel, a defrocked Franciscan cleric who is accused of molesting at least 17 boys, including his own 5-year-old nephew, local children in his boys’ choir and students […]

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Teacher Neil Carr cleared of sex abuse: “I feel sorry for the kids who accused me”

A teacher cleared of claims he sexually abused young boys in his classroom says he feels sorry for his accusers. Neil Carr was found not guilty of 20 sex offences at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court. A five-week trial heard how the 25-year-old teacher had been set for a top career until a colleague overhead […]

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