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Males support

Male supportMale support, according to the Crime Survey for England and Wales (CSEW) year ending March 2019: An estimated 7.5% of women (1.6 million) and 3.8% of men (786,000) experienced Domestic Abuse.

As Mankind points out: “For every three victims of Domestic Abuse, two will be female, one will be male.”

Most men do not believe or feel they are a victim until sometime after they no longer have control of their life and have become isolated. One survivor said they felt they were being ‘groomed’. Remember though you are not to blame, you are not weak and your are not alone. There is help available and you (and your children) can escape (Mankind)

It’s a lot harder for some males to leave an abusive relationship due to feeling that they may not be believed by others, the judgement, and the shame that they may feel.

As an abused man, you may face a shortage of resources, a lack of understanding from friends and family, and legal obstacles, especially if trying to gain custody of your children from an abusive mother. Whatever your circumstances, though, you can overcome these challenges and escape the violence and abuse.

At Valley House we understand the Stigma that is attached to males who experience Domestic Abuse, and we want to reassure Males that we have a Domestic Abuse package dedicated to support males who have experienced abuse.

Valley House has an experienced and dedicated Team who aim to support male victims and their child/children, by providing them with safe supported accommodation, formal and informal activities/groups/programmes dedicated to males.

Valley House group sessions for male victims who are accessing Valley House Supported Accommodation has proven to be very helpful with building confidence, the stigma attached to Domestic Abuse and mental health.

Valley House will support males, with financial issues, housing, support for children, emotional support, legal issues, immigration as well as a dedicated case worker and a package of Domestic Abuse support for males.

If you are an employer and think one of your male staff is a victim – please refer to the Safe Lives Employer Guide or the Business in the Community / Public Health England Employers’ Toolkit

Links to useful External Websites

https://www.ncdv.org.uk/domestic-violence-against-men/

https://www.mankind.org.uk/

https://mensadviceline.org.uk/

https://www.nationaldahelpline.org.uk/

https://www.mensaid.co.uk/

Domestic Abuse