Helpful resources

Survivors West Yorkshire – has self-help guides for male and female survivors and their supporters.

Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust self-help leafletexplore the bookcase to find the leaflet for abuse.

Survivors UK – has a range of helpful resources for male survivors.

Help for Victims – provides information about how people affected by crime and witnesses should be treated within the Criminal Justice System.

Ask the Police website – information about reporting sexual abuse to the Police.


The Courage to Heal’ by Ellen Bass and Laura Davis – a guide to the healing process with personal stories and resources which can help you talk to someone about what happened to you.

‘Breaking free: Help for survivors of child sexual abuse’ by Carolyn Ainscough and Kay Toon – self-help book for survivors which looks at the effects of abuse and includes personal stories.

‘The Sexual Healing Journey: A Guide for Survivors of Sexual Abuse’ by Wendy Maltz (2012)

‘Allies in healing: when the person you love was sexually abused as a child’ by Laura Davis (2013)

‘Healthy Intimacy’ Chapter in ‘The Courage to Heal’ by Ellen Bass (2008)