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1in6 Online Support Groups

For male survivors of sexual abuse and assault

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.

Questions? Email info@1in6.org

By clicking “Enter Support Group”, you acknowledge and agree that:

  • You have read and agree with the terms of these agreements and policies.
  • You are at least 18 years of age, and identify as a man who has had an unwanted or abusive sexual experience.
  • The support group is not for partners of male survivors, or for people who have sexually offended as adults.
  • The group is not intended to provide an experience that would replace regular therapy.

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.