Help for Men

Help for Men

Research and statistics show that the majority of domestic abuse is perpetrated by men against women, it is also acknowledged that men can experience abuse from their female partners and in same sex relationships.

It can be difficult for men to acknowledge they are experiencing domestic abuse and the stigma and shame attached to the issue can be a huge barrier in accessing support.

There is a Domestic & Sexual Violence Helpline available 24 hours a day, currently run by NEXUS NI, offering support to men who experience domestic abuse and can also sign post them to other agencies that can help. For many men, calling the helpline is the first step they have made in talking to someone else about the problems they face, whether it is information or emotional support.

Contact the Domestic and Sexual Violence Helpline on 0808 802 1414.

There are also other local agencies who can help, such as –

• Men’s Action Network – 028 7137 7777

Offers a range of support services to men, including counselling and one-to-one support, promoting male health and wellbeing.

• Men’s Advisory Project – 028 7116 0001

Provides counselling and support for male victims of domestic abuse, relationship and anger management (men and women) in Northern Ireland.

• Men’s Advice Line (UK) – 0808 801 0327

A confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and abuse.

• The Rainbow Project – 028 9031 9030

Works to improve the physical, mental and emotional health of gay, bisexual and non-heterosexual men in Northern Ireland.

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