**Trigger Warning: Descriptions of Rape** According to a new Government strategy to support male victims of abuse, TV dramas with story lines centred around male rape have contributed to a 57% rise in men and boys aged over 13 reporting sexual assaults. The report, a statement paper separate to the Ending Violence Against Women Strategy published by the Home Office, specially addresses male victims and the impact of those coming forward is having on services. Since 2015/16,
We'd be nothing without our dedicated team of volunteers, who work every day to make sure Stay Brave UK can continue to support survivors. With that in mind, we thought you'd like to meet the team! This time we hear from Keith Nunn, who looks after all of our data: So Keith, what do you do at Stay Brave UK? You could call me an all round data geek! My role at Stay Brave UK is focused around looking after all of the data that we as an organisation accumulate over time - ensuri
Stay Brave UK is on a mission, and I’d like you to join us on this journey. I joined the Trustee Board of Stay Brave UK because I understand the need for campaigning organisations which seek to prevent, combat and eliminate domestic, sexual and intimate abuse. Stay Brave UK is unique. We’re an organisation which campaigns to ensure that nobody, regardless of gender, is denied access to support. But we also recognise the global pandemic of injustice which is gender inequality.
On the 19th November the world celebrates International Men’s Day (IMD) with the aims to promote men’s and boy’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality, and highlighting male role models. This year’s IMD theme in the UK is “supporting boys with their academic, employment, personal, social and health education” while continuing the attention needed on male suicide. In the UK men are four times more likely to kill themselves than women, with (on average)
Permit me to be frank with you. I had just had my eighteenth birthday. It was my second time in a small town nightclub. That same night my drink was spiked, I was raped and I was later found by my friends lying unconscious and face down in a supermarket car park. This is not the reason that I will walk with Stay Brave UK on the 1st of October. In the months and years that followed, I can only describe it to be like feeling that the person I was had died. Your mind becomes a p
Asking for help is never easy. It may seem easy to someone from the outside. But when you’re sitting there with a laptop open, helpline number entered into a phone, it takes an amazing amount of courage to press the dial button. First few times you press it fear may get the better and you’ll hang up soon as you hear a ring. More often than not the laptop gets closed, the phone gets put down, and help is not asked for. These brave people will then endure for another few months
This past weekend I was contacted by someone I hadn't spoken to in awhile. We met through an app online. We met in person a couple of times, over drinks - maybe even had some fun together before our relationship settling to a text once every so often. It's a regular occurrence for people putting themselves out there in the world of dating. The message started off with a normal, mundane "Hi, how're you?" - I was out for drinks with friends , I replied sporadically. The message