survivors manchester

We’re Survivors Manchester

Welcome to Survivors Manchester, a survivor focused voluntary sector organisation that aims to create and facilitate safe spaces for male (including trans and non-binary individuals) survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation across Greater Manchester providing to access quality assured support.

Our work is focused on developing ways for individuals to empower themselves to work through personal and sometimes painful issues, guided and supported by our trauma-informed team, following the trauma and recovery model.

We work hard to ensure that each person’s healing journey is driven by them and know, for many of us from first hand experience, that being in contact with other survivors is the key to being able to break the silence and take back the power and control that was felt to be lost during the trauma, and move towards a positive and healthy future.

Male survivors deserve the opportunity to heal and we 100% commit to doing everything we can to make it a reality.

Mission Statement

“To break the silence of the sexual
abuse, rape and sexual exploitation of
boys and men in order to empower those
affected to defeat the legacy of abuse to
move towards positive futures”

Organisation Aims:


To promote and protect the good health of male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation; alongside those affected by male sexual violation; across Greater Manchester and throughout England & Wales.


To provide evidence based therapeutic support services to male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation; alongside those affected by male sexual violation; across Greater Manchester and throughout England & Wales.


To provide qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, specialist and general support workers to support and advise male survivors of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation; ; alongside those affected by male sexual violation; across Greater Manchester and throughout England & Wales; on how to cope with and move beyond their unwanted sexual experiences.


To provide education, training and awareness raising campaigns around the issue of the sexual abuse and violation of males of all ages and backgrounds, whilst continuing to learn from our work and respond effectively to new knowledge and identified needs.

Our Constitution

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As a company (Company No: 06811096) and registered charity (Charity No: 1144941), Survivors Manchester is constituted by a governing document known as the ‘Articles of Association’. Please click on the PDF to the left to download a copy.

Ethical Practice

In order to help and support Survivors create a safe space, Survivors Manchester is unable to work with or offer any assistance to sexual offending adults.

We fundamentally believe in working ethically and are committed to, and adhere to, working within the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. A copy of the document can be downloaded in PDF format by clicking here.

Survivors Manchester is also a founder member of a Male Survivors Partnership (MSP), a national umbrella organisation for all voluntary services working with male victims/survivors sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.

Confidentiality Statement:

Survivors Manchester has a strict confidentiality policy where any information that you give to the staff here will remain confidential within this service. This means that any information you give to us will not be passed on to anyone outside the organisation without your prior knowledge and permission. However, there may be rare occasions when we might have to break confidentiality in the interest of safety – such as, immediate risk to life or the welfare of a child – and we always aim to discuss this with you first, but this cannot be guaranteed.

We may keep written records of, and information regarding, users of this service and reasons for this will always be explained to you first. You have the right to see any information that pertains to you. Please feel free to ask if you wish to see your personal records.

We aim to achieve to create a safe and confidential space for all male survivors of sexual abuse and rape and are always more than happy to discuss any queries or concerns you may have.

Survivors Charter

This charter sets out your rights as a user of this service. We agree that you have the right to:

  • Be treated with respect
  • Remain anonymous if you wish
  • Be given information in plain language about services we provide
  • Know that anything you discuss with a worker is confidential within the service
  • See any files kept about you
  • Be seen as quickly as possible
  • Complain about the service
  • Tell us how to improve the service
  • Not be the subject of research without your consent
  • Not to provide any information which you do not wish to reveal

Quality Standards

Survivors Manchester is proud to be accredited with the Male Quality Standards. The purpose of the MQS is to improve the consistency of service provision for male victims / survivors. The quality standards provide a framework that can be used to develop and improve the quality of service provision to male victims / survivors, in particular recognising their gender based needs. We were re-accredited by LimeCulture and will expire on 30.04.23

Survivors Manchester is proud to be accredited with the ISVA Quality Standards. The Quality Standards for ISVA Services are made up of 20 standards across four domains; Leadership & Governance, Access & Engagement, Service Delivery and Outcomes & Evaluation. They set out the expectations of the ISVA service’s leadership and staff and also the client experience. Our accreditation renewal is due 30.12.2022 and awarded by LimeCulture.

Our Workforce

Working for Survivors Manchester

We work hard to ensure that we invest in our team members, from training and development opportunities to salary and employment benefits, including our mandatory birthday leave day! From time to time, we have various consultancy, training and employment opportunities which we advertise on our social media platforms (see Twitter or Facebook or Instagram) or on our online Journal. However, to make it even easier for you to see if we have vacancies, we’ve listed them here below:

Employment Vacancies

The current vacancies advertised are:

Senior Trauma Informed Therapist (OUT Spoken) x 3
£29,000 – £33,000

  • 1 x based in Greater Manchester
  • 1 x based in Cheshire/Merseyside
  • 1 x based in Cumbria/Lancashire

Benefits include 22 days annual leave + 8 bank holidays + birthday leave + sick pay uplift; pension contribution; monthly clinical supervision; annual flu jab; plus more great employee benefits and discount schemes

Click here to find out more


We are often contacted by both Social Work students or trainee Counsellors/Psychotherapists looking for a placement.

It is important to us that we invest in the future training of mental health and social care professionals and so we are actively engaged in the training of the professions through lecturing and workshops in such establishments as University of Manchester, Salford University and Manchester Metropolitan University.

However, we are unable to provide placements to students at present due to the sensitive and complex nature of our work, although it is something we are working hard to develop further.

Watch this space for future opportunities.

Contact Us



Main Centre
Unit 9, Brewery Yard,
Deva City Office Park,
Trinity Way,
M3 7BB

Registered Office
P.O Box 4325
M61 0BG

Opening times

Monday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Tuesday: 9.00am – 8.00pm
Wednesday: 9.00am – 6.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am – 8.30pm
Friday: 9.00am – 6.00pm

Stakeholders & Fundraisers

Helpline: 0808 800 5005