South Eastern Centre Against Sexual Assault & Family Violence

SECASA mens service

For Male Survivors

Tags: Australian Crisis Services, Child Sexual Abuse, Counselling, Family Violence, Rape, Support Services

Author: South Eastern CASA

This article is written for men and assumes a male offender, however SECASA acknowledges that both men and women can be survivors of sexual abuse and that offenders can be male and female.

It is estimated that 1 in 6 boys are sexually assaulted before the age of 18 years. SECASA has male counsellors available if required for men of all ages.

  • Male sexual assault is a social problem that stems from mainly male, but sometimes female, sex offenders using power over boys and men.
  • Male sexual assault can involve a range of behaviours including genital touching, oral and anal penetration and exhibitionism. All of these can be traumatising.
  • Many male survivors feel confused about sexual identity and masculinity issues.
  • Sexual assault also affects self esteem, confidence, trust and intimacy.
  • Often men worry that if they were abused in their childhood they will offend in later life. This is rarely the case.
  • Counselling can be a relief from the burden of secrecy and dealing with issues alone.

If you would prefer to speak to a male counsellor, male counsellors are located at Dandenong, Seaford and East Bentleigh offices.


Crisis Care Unit

Monash Medical Centre 246 Clayton Road Clayton


  • Cranbourne
  • Dandenong
  • East Bentleigh
  • McCrae
  • Monash University - Clayton campus
  • Monash University - Caulfield campus
  • Pakenham
  • Seaford
  • St Kilda

Contact us


Admin 03 9928 8741

Crisis 03 9594 2289 (24 hour)

Toll Free 1800 806 292 (24 hour)




PO Box 72

Bentleigh East, 3165


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