Male Survivors of Domestic Abuse

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  • There were 4.5% of men who reported having experienced any type of domestic abuse in 2013/14. This is equivalent to an estimated 700,000 male victims. (Office for National Statistics, February 2015)
  • There were 3% of men who reported having experienced any type of partner abuse in 2013/14. This is equivalent to an estimated 500,000 male victims. (Office for National Statistics, February 2015)
  • 14.7% of men had experienced any domestic abuse since the age of 16, equivalent to an estimated 2.4 million male victims. (Office for National Statistics, February 2015)

 

Domestic abuse is an incident or a pattern of incidents of; physical abuse, emotional/psychological abuse, sexual abuse, financial abuse or threatening and controlling behaviour, from a current or ex partner. Victims can also experience family abuse.

Trident Reach the People Charity offers a free and confidential service to men who have experienced domestic abuse and are in need of practical and emotional support to rebuild their lives.

Who can access the service?

  • Men experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse
  • Aged over 16
  • Living within Birmingham

 

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Our helpline is open from Monday to Friday, between 9am-5pm. When you call, one of our helpline workers will offer listening support and take your name and contact number. You can also call the helpline outside of working hours to access our messaging service. Your details will be forwarded to one of our specialist Male Domestic Abuse Support Workers who will aim to call you back within 24 hours at a time that is safe for you. We will arrange a meeting with you in a safe local community venue and carry out an assessment; this will enable us to tailor a support package to suit your needs.

 

After assessments have been completed you will be assigned a support worker, who will work with you for up to six months and offer you emotional and practical support in remaining safe and rebuilding your life away from abuse and in areas such as; help maintaining accommodation, accessing health and wellbeing services, obtaining protection orders and other civil remedies, accessing immigration advice and help getting back into work, education and training. We take a personal approach and will base your support upon your needs.

“I was feeling desperate and I didn’t know there was support out there. My ex partner had become physically violent, causing me more harm to an existing medical condition; she always said if I lost my leg, I would have to stay. I was seeing no way out until I found the helpline number and was helped to access the Domestic Abuse Service in my local area” – “Callum”, Erdington

If you live outside of Birmingham there are other services who can help you:

 

Always call 999 if you are in immediate danger!