Services during Corona Virus outbreak
During the current Corona Virus outbreak, Operation Emotion will be maintaining a full range of support services.
We are providing one to one video conferencing sessions for new members and those wishing to find out more about our services, which temporarily replaces our face to face work. We can now provide face to face sessions with due regard to PPE and physical distancing procedures.
We have moved to a secure and confidential video conferencing service for existing members for our regular weekly support group meetings provided by Cisco Systems.
We are also sending out weekly video briefings, short films and support information to all members until further notice. Our telephone helpline 07539 810096 is still fully operational between Monday to Friday 8:00am until 6pm and on Saturdays between 8:00am and 1pm. Alongside this helpline service, one to one telephone advice and support is available by calling 07837 321514.
Operation Emotion is a Plymouth based charity that provides services for adult male survivors of sexual abuse, linking with specialist organisations where appropriate. We do not work with perpetrators of sexual abuse.
As a trauma led service we specialise in group work 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 organisation’s services for men who have been sexually abused.
Service User Panel
In line with the Male Service Standards we have now established a Service User Panel. Please contact Peter Fry or Mark Warner. This has been set up to receive feedback from current service users about the future direction of our services and feedback from men who have chosen to use services elsewhere. The aim is to provide a continuing commitment to improve our organisation’s service delivery.
A Service Feedback form and a copy of the Male Quality Standards are available for download here. The included Service Feedback form can be completed and then returned in fully encrypted confidence to OEfeedback@protonmail.ch A description of how to do this and what will happen next is also included with the Service Feedback form. We are keen to hear your views.
Information for men seeking help and referral guidance
We have recently commissioned an independently produced Impact Report that details Operation Emotion’s work with men who have been sexually abused over the last ten years.
It also describes the future work of the organisation as it expands to meet the ever increasing need to provide support to men suffering from the trauma of sexual abuse. We also have recently published a strategic plan.
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.
Operation Emotion, in association with Blunt Edge Films, have recently produced twelve 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.
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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