We’re here to support men experiencing domestic abuse. If you want to talk to someone, you can speak to our friendly and professional advisors on the phone, by email or on webchat. No pressure, no judgement, just help.
It’s okay to talk
Asking for help can be hard. Society puts a lot of pressure on men to act strong and sort out problems on their own.
If you’re in a heterosexual relationship, it’s easy to feel embarrassed about telling someone you’re being abused. Many men worry nobody will believe them, often because they’ve already had people not believe them or even blame them for the abuse.
And if you’re in a same-sex relationship, you can face the extra challenge of having to come out to services and explain how a man can abuse another man.
But it doesn’t have to be this way. We should all be able to access help and support. Because however strong we are, we all need a bit of help sometimes.
How do you know if you’re being abused?
Healthy relationships can have disagreements. But when one person is afraid of the other, the relationship is abusive – even if there’s no physical violence.
So if you’re feeling controlled, unable to make your own decisions, scared, intimidated, or threatened by your partner or a family member, you’re being abused.
It’s not your fault. Your abuser is responsible for the way they choose to behave.
If you’d like to talk, call us today. Your advisor will listen, understand and give you confidential support.
It’s your call
You can contact Men’s Advice Line by phone, email or webchat. It’s up to you how much you say, and we’ll talk to you with courtesy and respect, offering you the most appropriate help and support.
Watch our video below to see what normally happens in our calls
Frequently asked questions about help for male victims
Making that first call can be daunting, and you might have a lot of questions. So here are some simple answers to the questions men often ask.