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First Step

Area Covered:

Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland


First Step is a registered charity that provides a range of free, independent and highly confidential support services to adult male survivors (16 years and over) of sexual abuse. We offer a safe, welcoming environment where you will be treated with respect and will not be judged in any way.

Services Offered

We offer telephone support, weekly one-to-one counselling (initially for a 6 month period) or one-to-one emotional support. We are also available to offer support to partners, friends or relatives of someone who has been raped or sexually abused.

Services For

Any male over 16 years (living in Leicester City, Leicestershire and Rutland) who has suffered sexual abuse. We also offer support to partners which includes friends or relatives.

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