For Men & Supporters

If you are a man who has been sexually abused in childhood or assaulted as an adult, or are a partner, family member or friend, know that information and support to live well is available here. We understand that men and their supporters can face some unique pressures and challenges. Get info and support to enhance your well-being, to better manage difficulties and build healthy happy lives and relationships.

For men, partners, friends and family

Introducing 1BlueString

1BlueString 1BlueString is a joint initiative of Living Well and 1in6 (USA), which asks guitarists to replace one of their six strings with a blue string to symbolize and support the 1 in 6 men sexually abused in childhood. Raise awareness and support by ordering your free kit today.

Check out this video to learn more about the campaign.

You are not alone

Listen to men’s stories of encouragement and support. Yes, it can be tough at times and take effort to keep going, but you are worth it. View our collection of videos of men talking about sexual abuse, or read some encouraging stories written by men.

Practitioner videos

In support of Sexual Violence Awareness Month (October), Living Well have developed 14 Practitioner Videos to assist those working with men who have experienced sexual abuse. Watch the entire series of introductory interviews.

Get the stats

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.

Men overcoming childhood sexual abuse

The Bristlecone Project documentary film is a powerful and effective vehicle for raising awareness about men’s potential to reclaim healthy, meaningful lives after experiencing childhood sexual abuse. Read more about this emotional and informative 30 minute documentary at bristleconeproject.org/film

Auslan Videos

In partnership with Deaf Services Queensland, we have created 34 Auslan videos specifically to support members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities who have been sexually abused in childhood.

An end to silence

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.


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. This is why we have included a well-being assessment and tips for living well.


Music and emotions

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.

music and expressing emotions

For professionals

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.


Support men’s health by getting involved with Movember!


Royal commission

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.

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