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 relationships.
This video, “No straight lines: We all benefit from maps of life’s territories”, highlights how we all benefit from maps of life’s territories. Maps help ground and orient us. Where we can become stuck and overwhelmed, maps can help us find our way. Maps help us to connect, share and draw upon the experience of those who have come before us. Read more about this video and painting.
Statistics are one way we can develop a picture of the extent of child sexual abuse or sexual assault in our community. Check out our new and improved Sexual abuse statistics page, where you can get the facts and figures. These stats will hopefully dispel some of the Unhelpful myths about the sexual assault of men.
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 documentary.
In partnership with Deaf Services Queensland, Living Well has created 34 Auslan videos specifically to support members of the deaf and hard of hearing communities who have been sexually assaulted or sexually abused in childhood.
Living Well have developed an eLearning portal consisting of free and complete training manuals, resources and professional development articles for practitioners working with men who have experienced sexual abuse or sexual assault.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has just been undertaken in Australia. On our eLearning portal you can read the full Final Report and what it means for services such as Living Well, providing ongoing support to men and families affected by institutional childhood sexual abuse.