"I wish I'd called a helpline sooner. It was so good to talk to someone who understood and believed me."
- Mankind Initiative has a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and domestic abuse
- Men's Advice Line is a confidential helpline for all men experiencing domestic violence
- Women's Aid Berkshire East and South Bucks run a specialist service for male victims of domestic abuse
- SNAP provide support for all victims of domestic violence and have a good awareness of men's situations
- AMIS Abused Men In Scotland provide a help line for men experiencing domestic abuse
- The Dyn Project in Wales provides support to men who are experiencing domestic abuse
- Victim Support provide telephone and face to face support to victims of domestic violence
- Karma Nirvana provide support for victims of 'honour' based domestic violence
- Broken Rainbow provide support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
experiencing domestic violence
- Amen provides a confidential helpline and support service for male victims of domestic violence in Ireland
- Samaritans provide 24 hour confidential support for people experiencing distress or despair
A word of warning
Men commonly report dissatisfation with helplines. A great deal of the training given to support workers on domestic violence helplines is aimed at both male and female victims but relies on the mistaken beliefs of the feminist model. Add to this personal prejudices and you can find yourself talking to someone who is not as supportive as you could hope for.
If you don't find the first helpline you call as good as you would hope for then try another one. There are support workers out there who genuinely do understand and care about male victims.
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