A Specialist Sexual Violence-Abuse Support Service
Ben’s Place is a free confidential specialist virtual support and developing counselling service for male victim – survivors of sexual abuse – violence from any community in West Yorkshire. (Currently we can only operate as a part-time service as we obtain funding to increase our services). Initially we can offer male survivors over 16 years of age live support via freephone telephone and webchat at times when we can live operate. However, the email and text service options are available for you to leave messages on 24/7 365 and we aim to respond asap to your contact. As we develop we aim to offer one to one and group counselling options with a focus on virtual platforms as a means to reach specialist counselling across West Yorkshire to as many male survivors as possible. However, we will support male survivors who wish to access off-line counselling as well – where it can be offered in their local areas. Virtual counselling options will be further supported by off-line workshops which increasingly we hope male survivors will help us to create via our co-design project.
Ben’s Place is the beginning of a journey – sadly one Ben couldn’t join us on (see Ben’s Story on the blog page).
We’re proud that finally we have been able to create somewhere we hope Ben would feel proud of also – a place for you to feel less alone we also hope. Its often good to take your time once you arrive somewhere new to look around. So check out the materials and knowledge on the site if that feel safest. When your ready to seek specialist male survivor informed support we will be here for you – as we can be – as we build Ben’s Place for you as a safe and innovative service:
When your ready please use the contact pathway which works best for you.
If we’re not around to take your enquiry – please use the email or text pathway link (below) and we’ll respond as soon as we can. Thank you for patience.