Duncan Craig, Chief Executive Officer and Psychotherapist. FRSA. MBACP ACRED; MA Couns (dist); Cert EMDR.
Duncan is the founder and Chief Executive of Survivors Manchester, a third sector organisation offering therapeutic and advocacy support to boys and men affected by sexual abuse, rape and sexual exploitation.
He began designing and developing Survivors Manchester’s services in 2009, when he identified a gap in support provision for boys and men, and continues to develop new services today, most recently across the male prison estate.
As a qualified and BACP Accredited trauma-informed psychotherapist, Duncan’s personal and professional experience of sexual violation has presented him with the opportunity to be 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 projects, including work with male sex workers; and provided input into various media outlets including BBC Crimewatch, Channel 5’s The Wright Stuff, C4 Hollyoaks (where he was storyline consultant on the John Paul rape story) and more recently, the ground breaking male rape story on Coronation Street.
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 travelled 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 and most recently, became a Fellow of the Royal Society Arts.