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Our Training

Training

Since we opened the doors, We Are Survivors has been offering training to peers, other charities and voluntary organisations, local authorities, Police, Government depts, and private sector organisations. We have also worked with other training providers such as Lime Culture, COSRT, BACP, Health Care Conferences UK, and of course, the Consent Collective adding input into their establish courses on working with male survivors, etc.

Our training has been developed over time from our collective knowledge, the experience of delivering services and the challenges that can bring, the lived experience of some of our workforce, and the academic work that we have been involved with over the past decade. Whilst our standard training packages have been carefully designed, we always try to ensure that our delivery meets the specific needs of the organisation staff or audience engaged in the room.

We current have the following workshops on offer:


Me(n) Too
A three hour hour conversation briefing, using research, data, and lived experience to enable delegates to:

  • Gain a greater understanding of the cause of male victims silence
  • Recognise the barriers faced by male victims in disclosure
  • Develop an insight into the physical and psychological reactions to rape of male victims
  • Be aware of the emerging threats and understand the horizon

Working with Male Victims/Survivors of Sexual Violence
A workshop day, aimed at front line therapists, Social Workers, support workers, etc to aid delegates:

  • To create a solid foundation in talking about male sexual violence and survivors
  • To gain a greater understanding of the sexual offending behaviour that creates victims
  • To understand the historical silence of male victims of rape and sexual offences
  • To obtain a greater understanding of the barriers faced by male victims of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in disclosure
  • To understand the myths that surround male sexual violation and the effect on male victims and survivors
  • To gain a greater understanding of the impact and legacy of male sexual violation
  • To assist individuals in developing skills for better supporting male survivors

A Shared Silence
A workshop day, aimed at front line therapists, Social Workers, support workers, etc working with men from ethnic and culturally diverse communities that will:

  • Provide individuals with an understanding of the language of sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation
  • Understand the historical silence of male victims of sexual offences
  • Reflection on the idea of masculinity and culture
  • Understand the myths that surround male sexual violation and the effect on male victims and survivors
  • Obtain a greater understanding of the barriers faced by male victims of rape, sexual abuse and sexual exploitation in disclosure
  • Understand communication difficulties in the area of sexual violation
  • Gain a greater understanding of the impact and legacy of male sexual violation
  • Reflect on working with speaking out and disclosure

Being OUT Spoken
A half day workshop aimed at therapists, counsellors, group workers, front line staff who are supporting male survivors of sexual abuse and rape in Prison, secure estates and hospitals, and through the gate.


Costs and Bookings

The costs for our training range from £500 – £2000 or £25 – £150 per delegate, with discounts given to charities and large groups. Training can be delivered in your organisation or in our hub and refreshments / lunch can also be provided.

To book one of our courses for your organisation, please contact Liam on 0161 236 2182 (ext 313) or email [email protected]

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The Consent Collective is a social enterprise with a deep passion for activism and a commitment to social change at its heart. They help organisations and communities understand consent, trauma, relationships and sexual harassment; working in multiple sectors bringing their depth of knowledge to a wide range of contexts. The team use their expertise and resources to empower others to deliver meaningful and impactful work in service of their clients, students or colleagues.

We Are Survivors and The Consent Collective are proud to collaborate on a brand new online course: An Introduction to working with male survivors of sexual harm

This course is for professionals offering advocacy, reporting, investigations, support or therapy to men who have experienced sexual harassment, sexual assault, rape or child sexual abuse.

It has been carefully designed to equip you with the essential knowledge about working with male survivors of sexual harm and help you think about the ways in which your service is both accessible and impactful for this client group. 

This is the first of many colaborations between the two organisations, sharing knowledge and insight to make activism, advocacy and support even more male survivor-focused practices and offerings.

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