Support Services

Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault

The Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) offers counselling and support to men over the age of 16 in the ACT and surrounding region, and their supporters, to recover from the effects and impacts of sexual assault or childhood sexual abuse.

SAMSSA is a program of the Canberra Rape Crisis Centre. The program is funded by the ACT Government through the Department of Disability Housing & Community Services under the Community Services Program.

       SAMSSA has worked with hundreds of courageous men, and their families and supporters, and they have taught us a great deal.

It can be very hard for a man to ask for help because of cultural expectations about manhood, fear of ridicule and shame. We encourage male survivors of child sexual assault, and adult men who have been raped or assaulted, to seek support and counselling services.

This will assist in lowering the potential risk of long term impacts of sexual assault trauma – including the impacts of living in isolation.


Contact Information

Phone Crisis Line available Mon – Sun 7am – 11pm

Phone: (02) 6247 2525 



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