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.