Duncan Craig

Male survivor of child sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation, founder and Chief Executive of Survivors Manchester, and co-founder of the Male Survivors Partnership (UK)


Duncan is the founder Chief Executive of Survivors Manchester, a not-for-profit organistion providing therapeutic and advocacy support to boys and men affected by sexual violation. As a qualified and accredited trauma-informed psychotherapist and a male survivor himself, his understanding of the subject of male experience includes both a personal and professional underpinning, along with an in-depth working knowledge of research in this area, along with the national and international picture.

He has been involved in a number of national inquiries, projects and forums, including The Stern Review; the National Rape Working Group; and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner on the Child Sexual Exploitation in Groups and Gangs. Duncan has also consulted on a number of specialist projects, including work with male sex workers; and provided input into various media outlets including BBC Crimewatch, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, and Channel 4 Hollyoaks – where he was storyline consultant on the John Paul rape story and the return of Luke Morgan (the first male rape story in a UK Soap).

He is the co-founder of the Male Survivors Partnership, a consortium of male survivor organisations working together to create quality assured support; and most recently has traveled to New York, Iceland, Portugal and New Zealand to talk about the work he does and supporting others to break the silence. In 2015, Duncan was awarded The Guardian Charity Trailblazer of the Year, Attitude Pride Hero and most recently, has become a Fellow of the Royal Society Arts.

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20 February 2018

Survivors Manchester: Break the Silence

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20 February 2018

Huffington Post profile

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