Living Well and Deaf Services Queensland have partnered to create 34 Auslan Videos for the deaf and hard of hearing communities. The Auslan videos provide information about the Royal Commission and how individuals who have been sexually abused in childhood can be supported in Establishing a solid base and better Coping with the effects sexual abuse.
If you are a man who has been sexually abused in childhood or sexually assaulted as an adult, know that you are not alone. We understand that there are some particular challenges men can face. Get info and support here, and check out Managing difficulties. We also 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. You might find the relationship pages particularly useful.
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.
This powerful video from our friends at Survivors UK speaks to the importance of developing service that breaks the silence and supports men who have been sexually abused or sexually assaulted.
Statistics are one way to develop a picture of the extent of the problem of child sexual abuse or sexual assault in our community. Check out our new and improved Statistics page, where you can get the facts and figures relating to the childhood sexual abuse and sexual assault of males.
Sometimes men who have experienced child sexual abuse can struggle to express emotions. Sometimes men who have experienced sexual assault can feel overwhelmed by emotions or feel ‘comfortably numb’. Music can help us to identify and express emotions. Music can help us feel alive and connected.
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. Living Well is able to provide specialist counselling and support to men who have been sexually abused, to partners, families and friends and to previous employees of care providers.
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.
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