Resources for survivors

Dealing with anger

"At times I was consumed by anger, and out of control. It’s taken me a bit of work, but I have learned how to better manage anger."

Dealing with nightmares

It is relatively common for people who have been sexually abused in childhood to experience nightmares.

Dealing with flashbacks

"I was travelling along okay and then ‘BANG’, from nowhere, I was straight back there. It spun me out. I had no idea what was happening."

Dealing with thoughts of revenge

Men who have been sexually abused in childhood report that on occasions thoughts of revenge can confront and consume them. Living well is the best revenge.

Sexual assault and arousal

If your body reacted in a 'sexual' manner, doesn’t mean you wanted it. It’s not your fault.

Disclosure: deciding to tell

"I was so embarrassed that I couldn’t find the words to say exactly what he was doing, but hell I tried often enough."

Other services

Find other services that may be able to assist you.