Respect Men’s advice line Covid-19 response statement
During lockdown or self-isolation, having to stay indoors for an unspecified period, presents challenges for every family and every relationship. For those experiencing domestic abuse, lockdown is likely to make things worse, as abusers are likely to escalate the abusive behaviours towards their partners. This is a particularly challenging time and we are here to help male victims of domestic abuse.
We have reviewed the practical advice we give to male victims around safety planning, in light of the Covid-19 crisis. We are also making contingency plans to manage increased demand for our helpline.
Concerned family members or friends, as well as Frontline Workers supporting male victims, are welcome to contact us for support and advice.
No one should have to suffer in silence at this time. The Men’s Advice Line team are working hard to support callers.
Get in touch.
Extended opening times
Telephone & email support
Wednesday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Thursday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Friday: 10–11am & 3–4pm
Email support only
Saturday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm
Sunday: 10am–12pm & 4–6pm
Accessibility – Equality of Access
We aim to make our service accessible to everyone.
Calls to 0808 80 numbers are free to call from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills. They are also free to call from BT payphones.
- Telephone interpreters
If English isn’t your first language you can ask for a telephone interpreter or ask someone you know to do it for you.
- Next-generation text service
Our Helpline Advisors are trained to communicate with those unable to hear or speak on the phone via the Next Generation Text Service facility.