survivors manchester

Stablisation Support


Survivors Manchester believes that by being in contact with people who understand the issues that male survivors face can really begin to help an individual move forward in their life and take back the power and control that was once taken away.

In all of our services, we work on a stepped-care model that allows individuals to increase or decrease the intensity of support; and like many trauma focused support services, we work in a way that is very much in keeping with Judith Herman’s model of Trauma and Recovery.

The model she presents describes in detail the healing process of people who struggle with a combination of problems related to unwanted, abusive, or traumatic experiences in their past. Our friends over at 1in6 in the USA have described the three stage model perfectly which you can see by clicking here.

Before you begin looking at or talking about difficult memories of experiences, maybe the most logical / sensible / and protective way forward is to engage in some of our stabilisation support. That doesn’t mean that we think you’re unstable (far from it), but its about making sure that before you start building a solid healing structure we make sure the foundations are solid. You don’t have to jump straight in, why not get settled first and make sure that for you, you feel like you’ve landed.

Thats what our stabilisation support services are about, helping you hold and contain yourself better whilst also helping you learn new skills to manage yourself day to day.

Everyone that walks through the door first gets an assessment so we can work out the best pathway for you.

We have provided you with a breakdown of the stabilisation services below.

Healing Steps

Our ‘Healing Steps’ service enables individuals to meet on a one-to-one basis with one of our team and work through some issues, learn some skills and set some goals to better living.

Healing Steps

The Safe Room

The Safe Room is peer support group, with a therapeutic facilitated base, for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape that enables members to work together, grow together and heal together.

The Safe Room

We are sure that you will find an option that suits you and whilst we know how hard it is to make the first step, we can assure you that we will do everything within our power to make it as easy as we can for you to step through the door.

Crisis Support


You know, if you feel in crisis and need to talk to someone then you can always call the Samaritans on 116 123 (24hrs) or in an emergency please dial 999 for free. There is always someone at the end of the phone that can and will help and although it may feel like it, your never on your own! Pick up the phone and reach out, please don’t suffer in silence

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