Operation Emotion

Operation Emotion

Operation Emotion is a Plymouth based charity that provides services for adult male survivors of sexual abuse, linking with specialist organisations where appropriate.  As a trauma led service we specialise in groupwork offering a range of self help initiatives and educational programmes that enable men to engage in a process of recovery.

We never ask what is wrong with someone but instead what happened to them. We help men to come to terms with their own experiences and play an active role in helping other men who have been similarly affected by sexual abuse. We also work with other agencies to promote best practice leading to an improvement in services.


Our trustees are drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds and are skilled individuals, with a wide range of experiences, who are keen to promote an open healthy debate in society about the consequences of sexual abuse.  The board’s objectives are to promote three areas of project development through Education, Prevention and Campaigning.  They also manage all the organisations’ services for men who have been sexually abused.

Below is information for men seeking help and a referral guidance for organisations:

Please find the following –  Information for Men Seeking Help

Referral guidance for organisations  – to enable men to self refer

Operation Emotion is keen to challenge attitudes about sexual abuse and we produce various educational films that challenge mythology, stereotypes and misinformation about sexual abuse.

Survivors Stories


Operation Emotion, in association with Blunt Edge Films, have recently produced nine films entitled ‘Survivors Stories.’

These compelling short films demonstrate the enormous consequences of sexual abuse whilst sharing individual stories about hope and recovery. The aim is to educate and inform society about sexual abuse and dispel myths, stereotyping and misinformation. 

Get the all new, free Operation Emotion apps

Our interactive mobile phone apps contains links to media and useful information about sexual abuse.  They are both free and can be downloaded from Google Play. and the App Store.

The Operation Emotion apps also detail where help can be found in other areas of the UK from our partner organisations in the Male Survivors Partnership