If you are in immediate danger, of seriously harming yourself or being harmed by someone else,
we recommend calling 911 or going to the nearest hospital emergency room. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline can help at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).
These weekly chat-based support groups for adult male survivors are free, anonymous, and confidential. Each group is facilitated by a professional counselor and a trained moderator, who provide a safe space to discuss issues related to the effects of and recovery from unwanted or abusive sexual experiences. Currently available groups:
Monday Group | 12 – 1:30am GMT – For male survivors of adult sexual assault
Monday Group | 3 – 4:30am GMT – For male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Wednesday Group | 1 – 2:30am GMT – For male survivors of childhood sexual abuse
Please be sure to join on time, as we reach room capacity at 12 participants and close the door 30 minutes after the start of each session. While these are open groups and you can come and go as you please, we encourage you to choose one group and attend sessions regularly to establish a sense of safety and consistency within the group. More details »
More information about 1in6 online support groups:
The purpose of 1in6’s online support groups is to support men in their journeys of trauma recovery. To assist participants in this goal, a professional counselor is present to facilitate discussions about issues related to unwanted or abusive sexual experiences, and current efforts in recovery. A discussion moderator is also present during each session to safeguard against inappropriate or harmful comments.
With its focus on education and mutual support, participants will benefit from an experienced counselor who will aid attendees in their understanding of the effects trauma and recovery process.
Services provided by the support group:
- Mutual support with a safe community of men who’ve had similar unwanted or abusive sexual experiences
- Completely private and anonymous participation
- An exploration of coping mechanisms, communication, and interpersonal skills
- Information concerning family and friends, and their role in supporting a person who may have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences
- Answers to your questions about recovering from sexual abuse or assault
- Information about medical, emotional, and behavioral issues related to unwanted or abusive sexual experiences
Please note that these online support groups are designed as support groups, not group therapy. 1in6 provides a professional counselor as a facilitator during the sessions only to offer information, answer questions, and keep the discussion on track. The facilitator’s presence is not intended to provide an experience that would replace or substitute for regular group or individual therapy. We encourage online support group participants to access therapy with a licensed clinician whenever possible.
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1in6 Online Support Group
1in6 has partnered with licensed clinicians to help men who have had unwanted or abusive sexual experiences live healthier, happier lives by providing a safe community of support, information, and resources.
IF YOU ARE IN DANGER, CONSIDERING SUICIDE, OR NEED EMERGENCY HELP, CALL 911 NOW.
Terms of Service
1in6, partners and staff have designed this online support group with your privacy and safety as the top priority. Before logging in to the online support group, please read each of the following policies carefully, understanding that some may apply to you more than others.
Please read our User Safety Procedures here. Your safety is very important, so please read this information now, before you use this service. If you are using a shared computer, or have any concerns about someone monitoring your computer, there are things that you can do on your own computer in order to enhance your privacy and to stay safe. These safety procedures are useful for anyone who uses computers, and some are necessary for anyone to safely use the internet.
- If you think your computer is not safe and private, find a safer computer.
- We have taken numerous measures to keep your communications safe while using our site. However, please note that no Internet transmissions are 100% secure.
- If you would prefer to talk to someone by telephone, please use the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
2. Privacy and Confidentiality
- We do not ask for any information that can be used to identify you.
- If you indicate an immediate danger of committing suicide, we may have to provide the information that you have given us to the appropriate authorities.
- Although we have taken precautions to protect your confidentiality, it is possible that a court of law will not keep private, and may require us to reveal, information that you provide during your online support group session. If you are concerned about this possibility, please use the National Sexual Assault Hotline instead at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673).
3. User Agreement
Please read our User Agreement here.
When you use the online support group, you agree that 1in6 and its affiliates will not be liable for any damages or injuries resulting from the use, or inability to use, the online support group and its contents.
By clicking “Enter Support Group”, you acknowledge and agree that:
Next session: Thursday @ 1:00am EST
For male survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
If you need 1-on-1 support, please visit the helpline, where a trained crisis line volunteer will work to help you identify and connect with local resources. Or call the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE.
Remember, you’re not alone.