Operation Emotion

This organisation takes its name from a police investigation into rape and abuse in the south west in the 1990s.  Operation Emotion began as a self-help group and now provides specialist services and support to men who have been sexually abused.  It currently runs a weekly support group and a learning programme called Education Recovery which works on a trauma-led approach.  The organisation also runs awareness-raising campaigns, such as Survivors Stories, which makes films that challenge the negative stereotyping and myths surrounding male sexual abuse.

The Foundation has awarded a £5,000 grant towards running costs of Operation Emotion.  Outcomes of the work include increased opportunities for the men involved to move forward positively with their lives, to have increased confidence and self-esteem, and to feel less isolated.