Wednesday, 16 May 2012

UK Resources for Male Victims of DV

This is not an exhaustive list, but links and resources I have come across.  Please feel free to let me know of more  at  or Inbox me on Facebook  ‘Si Victim’  or Tweet me @SiVictim.

Online Resources:

The National Centre for Domestic Violence (NCDV) provides a free, fast emergency service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation. The service allows anyone to apply for an injunction within 24 hours of first contact (in most circumstances). We work in close partnership with the police, local firms of existing solicitors and other support agencies (Refuge, Women's Aid etc) to help survivors obtain speedy protection.     Tel.   0844 8044999

The ManKind Initiative is a charity providing help and information to male victims of domestic abuse or domestic violence.
Men's helpline  - Tel 01823 334 244
Email: ; Web:

 Domestic Violence UK
Domestic Violence UK is a “not for profit” organisation set up to provide information and support online to victims of domestic abuse, by developing a community where we can learn from the experiences of each other.  It recognises domestic violence comes in many forms; not just the physical, but also emotional, psychological and sexual; and that it can be suffered by any member of society. The main objective of the site is to provide victims of domestic violence with practical advice on how to find courage to deal with their situation, and move on from emotionally abusive relationships. 

Hidden Hurt
This website is designed to help understand the dynamics of an abusive relationships, the different types of abuse, it's effect on both direct victims (ie person being abused) and indirect victims (ie children living in a house where abuse occurs), specific issues facing the Christian abuse victim, and helpful links and telephone numbers inside the UK, together with other resources. One of the most visited parts of Hidden Hurt are the Personal Stories.

Telephone Lines:

Men's Advice Line
Tel 0808 801 0327 or email
Opening Hours: Monday-Wednesday 10am-1pm and 2-5pm A confidential 24 hour answerphone service is available at all other times

ManKind National helpline  - Tel 01823 334 244 
This  confidential helpline is manned from Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm.

24-hour National Domestic Violence
Freephone Helpline

0808 2000 247

Respect Phoneline, 0808 802 4040
a helpline for domestic violence perpetrators looking for help
Monday - Friday 10am-1pm and 2pm-5pm
(free from landlines and from mobiles using the O2, Orange, T Mobile, Three (3), Virgin, and Vodafone networks). Calls will not appear on BT landline phone bills
A voicemail service is available: we aim to return calls within two working days

Broken Rainbow
Support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender victims of domestic abuse.
Tel 08452 60 44 60 Monday to Friday 9:00-1:00 and 2:00-5:00

Victim Support: 0845 30 30 900
Nationwide lo-call service, 9am–9pm Mon–Fri, 9am–7pm weekends and bank holidays from 9am–5pm; Provides  information and support to victims of all reported and unreported crime, including sexual crimes, racial harassment and domestic violence.

Victim Support's Male Helpline - 0800 328 3623
Freephone number for men, 12 noon to 2 pm, Mon to Fri

 Men's Advice Line and Enquiries - 020 8 644 9914
Information, support and advice to men experiencing domestic violence. Open from 9am to 10pm, Monday and Wednesday (answerphone at other times). Local projects for men are available in some areas.

Survivors (Swindon) - 0845 430 9371
Telephone helpline for adult (17+) male survivors of child sexual abuse and adult rape. Answerphone messages are returned as soon as possible.

Rape and Sexual Violence Project - 0121 233 3818
A charity supporting female and male survivors of rape, sexual assault and childhood sexual abuse: offering information, telephone support and face to face counselling (7 days per week). Both male and female counsellors available.

Sheaf Domestic Violence Project - 0114 249 8881 or 0114 249 8882
Works directly with women, children and Men who have been or still are suffering from domestic violence. Offers face to face visits, an escort service to court / hospital / etc.

M.A.L.E (Men's Advice Line Enquiries) - 0845 064 6800
Based in Plymouth, Devon. Calls are charged at the local rate and the number will appear on your phone bill. Mon 10am -9pm, Tuesday - Thurs 10am - 5pm (answer machine at all other times).

Men's Aid - 0871 223 9986
Based in Milton Keynes. A registered charity providing advice on what to do if you are in an abusive relationship. The helpline provides someone to talk to in the strictest of confidence, helpful and constructive advice, and information on other useful contacts specific to your individual needs.

Regional Projects:

NDVF is a lead organisation in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire which works in partnership with other organisations to reduce the impact of domestic violence by strengthening inter-agency work and increasing public awareness. NDVF also deliver prevention and early intervention across Nottingham
ESTEEM is a confidential support & advice service for men who experience domestic abuse in Cornwall.

ARCH Whilst the majority of reported Domestic Violence is perpetrated by males there is a common misconception that male victims do not exist and that services are only provided for women and men's experiences are simply ignored. This is simply not true. Launched in 2007, Arch Domestic Violence Services deliver an innovative project providing Outreach support for male victims of domestic violence.  The service available at Arch for male victims has developed 2 areas of support for the men:
Helpline support - offers immediate support or if the client needs concentrates on short term support of up to 3 months. Depending on the men's needs this support can be reviewed after the 3 months. The male helpline is open everyTuesday, 4.30pm-6.30pm. The helpline support focuses on emotional support and information for the men who feel this as there priority at present
One-to-one outreach support - this is a new and revolutionary service to the county and is available to any man within the Staffordshire County. The outreach service offers the men emotional/practical, information and advocacy support on a face to face basis
Telephone 01782 683 702 (Mon - Fri 9am - 5pm)
Helpline 01782 205500 (Tuesday 4.30pm - 6.30pm)

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