Frontline Workers and Male Domestic Violence Victims

Advice, support, training and resources

”I just wanted to talk to someone who would understand”

The Men’s Advice Line is a confidential helpline and email service for men who experience domestic violence from their partners or ex-partners. We support men in heterosexual or same-sex relationships.

We help by: giving men time to tell their story; offering emotional support; providing practical advice and signposting to other services for specialist help.

We also provide information and support to family members and friends of male victims.

We are not legally qualified or housing specialists so we don’t offer legal or housing advice. However, we can signpost male victims to other organisations offering legal and housing advice.

How we help frontline workers

The Men’s Advice Line is available to frontline workers engaging with male victims of domestic violence. Your call is free and confidential.

  • Respect’s Toolkit for work with male victims of domestic violence, second edition, 2013, is a valuable resource for anyone working with male victims. It includes research on men’s experiences and needs as victims, case studies, assessment forms etc. If you want to buy a hard copy please complete the online order form below. The Toolkit costs £10 (+VAT) including postage & packing. Electronic versions of the Toolkit can be downloaded free of charge  here.

Publicity materials

Our posters and leaflets can be downloaded in PDF format below:

Men’s Advice Line A4 poster

Mens Advice Line leaflet 2017

Mens Advice Line leaflet for frontline workers 2017

Displaying publicity materials made for male victims, sends them a clear message that help is available to them. It is very useful to have a supply of materials to hand out to male service users, or their friends and family, as sometimes people need a bit of time to decide what to do.

If you want to buy hard copies of leaflets and posters please complete the online order form below:

Men’s Advice Line publicity material order form

We dispatch publicity materials after receiving payment (electronic or cheque) or a purchase order number (required for Local Authorities, Government, statutory organisations).

FRONTLINE WORKERS SUPPORTING DOMESTIC VIOLENCE VICTIMS (MALE OR FEMALE) ARE NEEDED FOR GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH PROJECT.

Do you work with domestic violence victims? Your professional experience is needed to inform research.

Research project title

Codesigning Support Solutions for Victims of Cyberstalking and Abuse: reclaiming privacy and safety on the Internet of Things

Academic Institution

UAL Central Saint Martins

Researcher

Roxanne Leitão.

Aims of research

To understand the threats that novel technologies may pose to victims of domestic abuse; focussing on technology-enabled forms of staking and abuse, as well as what can be done to provide better support to victims going through this.

Roxanne said that:

“The research uses collaborative design methods to address cyber-enabled stalking and harassment within abusive relationships. It will involve domestic abuse (DA) survivors and professionals (support and social workers) dealing with DA, in creating solutions that could improve DA service provision, from both the perspectives of service-users and service-providers. At this stage, I am asking professionals to take part in an interview that will be about an hour long and will focus on their experience of providing support to DA victims, with a focus on technology-enabled forms of abuse and revenge porn.”

For more information, you can download the Practitioners Information Sheet or contact [email protected]

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