The ManKind Initiative was the first charity in Great Britain to support male victims of domestic abuse (registered in 2001). Since then, we have been at the forefront of providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations.
If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, we are here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, we are here to give all the support we can.
One is six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime
- You are not to blame
- You are not weak
- You are not alone
Our aim is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.
For many men, calling our anonymous helpline is the first step they have made in talking to someone else about the problems they face. Whether it is information or just someone to listen to you, please call our helpline on: 01823 334244
Our helpline is operated by trained people who can give both listening and practical support as well as providing information.
We also welcome calls from mothers, sisters, daughters, brothers, sons, friends, work colleagues seeking information they know or think is a victim. We are here to help.
Listening support includes:
• Simply someone to talk to
• Giving you confidence
• Helping you to realise you are not blame
• How to report incidents
• Planning an escape
• Police procedures
• Local support services such as charities or domestic abuse support services
• Signposting to support for emergency housing including refuge/safe housing
• Signposting to specialist legal help/solicitors
If we cannot help directly, we know people and organisations who can. Please visit our Facebook page or our service leaflet shown in the downloads section of this page for more information.
Please note, we do not reply to emails for personal safety reasons, due to the risk that any reply may be intercepted by the perpetrator.