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“Find your voice in a safe space”

Who We Are

Speak Out Scotland (SOS) is a non-profit charity that provides free, open-ended complex trauma therapy for male survivors of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). SOS was set up by male survivors as direct response to the lack of services for male survivors. Our service is for men aged 18 years and over. However, under special circumstances, we can consider working with young men aged 16 and 17. The management team have developed an innovative model of recovery that views the survivor as the expert and places them very much at the centre of their own tailored treatment plan. PLEASE BE AWARE We do not provide any services for men who have a history of sexual offending.

Prolonged sexual abuse in childhood results in a complex web of issues unique to the survivor. These issues can include complex post traumatic stress disorder (C-PTSD),obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, anxiety, stress and flashbacks in addition to many other symptoms. We know this, as survivors and from our vast experience gained over 10 years working with many men and their families who have led dysfunctional lives. The journey to recovery is hard and takes time. However, there is a different future available, regardless of age and recovery is possible, no matter how damaged you think you are. You just need to take the first brave step and pick up the phone, which we appreciate, is not an easy thing to do. Check out our stories page for inspiration or request a book from our book page for more information.

What We Do

Speak Out Scotland provides complex trauma therapy. Our therapists are trained in various trauma therapies and tailor treatment to the individual. We prefer to offer face-face therapy, but can also offer sessions via telephone or video conferencing for those isolated by geography or illness. Therapy is completely free and ends only when you and your therapist agree you are ready to mover on. When moving on from 1-to-1 therapy, we have a survivors group where peer-to-peer support can offer vital ongoing support with other male survivors who been exactly where you are. Our doors are open to anyone and we will do our best to accommodate you and any particular challenges you may have e.g. sign language for the deaf or interpreters for refugees. Should you require help surrounding reporting your abuse, our advocacy service can provide specialist support and help you deal with relevant authorities and the legal process. Even if you simply require information or advice surrounding your abuse or that of a family member or friend, we urge you to pick up the phone and help us help you.

Why Register

Registration is to ensure the safety of service users and volunteers. All registration details and information will be stored in accordance with GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) to ensure your security and confidentiality. All conversations are strictly confidential unless i.e. it is disclosed there is a potential threat of harm to you/and or someone else. We are legally bound to report this to the proper authorities. To access any of our services please email us at info@speakoutscotland.org james@speakoutscotland.org by telephone 07873258677 or fill in our registration form and we will set-up an assessment for you with one of our complex trauma therapists.

What We Need

To register we require your name, date of birth, contact details and G.P. information. You will also be required to accept our Service Users Agreement.

We Pledge

SOS will treat all service users with respect without judgement, bias or discrimination.