Mankind exists to support men affected by unwanted sexual experiences.

We support people who self identify as male or non-binary.

We use the term ‘unwanted sexual experience’ to include any non-consensual or unwanted act of sexualised violence, coercion, manipulation or abuse including (but not limited to) childhood sexual abuse, sexual assault, rape, online sexual abuse. It is entirely up to you what you call your experience.

Since 2000, we have been developing and delivering male-focused services that enable men to deal with the issues created by unwanted sexual experiences and create a better future for themselves.

The Facts

1 in 6 men have been affected by unwanted sexual experiences

Given the demographics of the UK, that’s about 130,000 men in Sussex

That’s potentially over 5 million people across England & Wales

Most of them will experience deep feelings of confusion, guilt and shame. Many will take many years to speak out about what happened to them and some never tell anyone.

This confusion, guilt & shame hurt men, causing problems such as:

  • Anxiety & depression
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties in personal relationships
  • Suicidal thoughts or attempts
  • Difficulties at work or in education

These problems hurt men & the wider community through broader social issues such as:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Distant parenting
  • Family breakdown
  • Homelessness
  • Alcohol & drug abuse
  • Aggression
  • Antisocial behaviour
  • Crime