What does it take to grow stronger than your past?

PODCAST: Lean on me

STRONGER shares the stories of male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, their families and allies as they reflect on their personal and professional journeys.

Featuring: Janet, Missy, Tracy, Louise, Matthew O, Sheridan, Raelene Boxwell


Loving Someone with PTSD

Author: Aphrodite T. Matsakis, PHD

Allies in Healing

Author: Laura Davis

When a Man You Loved Was Abused

Author: Cecil Murphey

You Can Help

Author: Rebecca Street

24 Hour Helpline

  • 1800RESPECT
    • Available free, 24/7 to support people affected by domestic, family and sexual violence, providing counselling, information and support for any Australian. Call 1800 737 732 or chat via the website.
  • Lifeline
    • Lifeline has a national number who can help put you in contact with a crisis service in your State.
      Anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide can call 13 11 14 .
  • Men’s Referral Service
    • This service from No to Violence offers assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence.
      Call 1300 766 491 if you would like help with male behavioural and relationship concerns.

Useful Apps

The Emergency App

Developed by Australia’s emergency services and their government and industry partners. The app uses GPS functionality to help Triple Zero (000) callers provide critical location details.

Living Well

Is specifically designed to assist men who have been sexually abused in childhood and is designed to complement not replace the work of a qualified health professional.


A suicide safety planning app. Convenient and confidential, this app puts your safety plan in your pocket so you can access and edit it at any time.

Stop, Breathe & Think

Makes it easy to take a daily pause in your day to check in with yourself, and through regular practice, you can broaden perspective and ‘create your own personal force field of calm and peace’

Watch Over Me

Similar to bSafe where you can set it up to track your location for a period of time until you reach your intended destination. If you don’t confirm your safety by the time allocated, the app contacts your designated friends with your GPS location. Shaking your phone can also trigger an alert

The Check In

It’s not easy to start conversations with friends or family who you think might be struggling, or to know how to help once you do talk about it. This app helps guide young people through how to approach the topic of mental health, questions you could ask, how to respond and what you could do to best offer support.

Reach Out Worry Time

Helps manage anxiety by confining worry to a specific time each day.

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