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Support and training for professionalsto improve responses to men who have been sexually abused. We are committed to working in partnership to reduce the influence of sexual violence in people's lives.
We know that at times it can get tough.
Living Well provides information and support to men who have been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as an adult, to partners, family and friends and to service providers. Look through the site and make use of the resources. We welcome suggestions as to how we might improve - contact us.
If you are a man who has been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as an adult, know that you are not alone. Practical information and support is available here. We understand that there are some particular challenges men can face. Check out Get info and Managing difficulties, plus stories and info From men.
We understand that partners, family and friends of men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted can face some unique pressures and find it difficult to access support. Please take time to read through the information for partners we have here. You might find the relationship pages particularly useful.
Resources have been created and collated here to support enhanced, evidence based service provision to men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted, to partners, friends and family. We are interested in working in partnership with individuals, organisations and communities to reduce the influence of sexual violence in people's lives.
At Living Well, we are interested in supporting men and their supporters to live fulfilling, active, engaged lives. Our focus moves beyond symptom management, towards enhancing overall well-being. We see our work as hopeful, life giving work that acknowledges and does not shy away from the pain and horror of sexual abuse, whilst working towards improving lives and relationships. This is why we have included a well-being assessment and tips for living well.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is one of four commissions of inquiry into sexual abuse and institutional failure currently being undertaken in Australia. We are pleased that the Royal Commission will examine systemic failures in preventing childhood sexual abuse and prosecuting those who commit offences. We are particularly concerned that people who have been abused have access to appropriate counselling and support that enhances their well-being.
Listen to men's stories of encouragement and support. Yes, it can be tough at times and take some considerable effort to keep going, but you are worth it. View our complete collection of videos of men talking about sexual abuse, or read some encouraging stories written by men.
A couple of years ago we were presented with a dilemma, in that our community awareness posters and material were only available in English. We were not prepared for the generous support we received from volunteer community members in coming forward and translating our posters into 24 different languages. You can view and download our collection of Living Well posters. Encouraged by this response, we have decided to install a translation function, making this site available in Arabic, Cantonese, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.