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Help for male victims of domestic abuse

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If you're a man in an abusive relationship, it's important to know that you're not alone. It happens to men from all cultures and all walks of life, regardless of age, occupation or sexual orientation.

Figures suggest that as many as 1 in 6 victims of domestic violence are male. However, men are often reluctant to report abuse by women because they feel embarrassed or they fear they won't be believed, or worse, that police will assume that since they're male, they're the perpetrator of the violence and not the victim.

It's important to know that all victims have the same rights to protection and support. In Rochdale borough, we have a range of support available to help you.

  • The Men's Advice Line - a national charity dedicated to helping and supporting male victims of domestic abuse. On their website, you'll find:
    • Information about Men's Advice Line and how you can contact the
    • Myths about domestic violence against me
    • What you can do to try and make yourself safe
    • Advice if you've children with your abusive partner
    • Details of other people and organisations who you can contact for support
    • Information about who you can contact for legal support and advice
  • Safenet - one-to-one floating support services for men and women affected by domestic abuse:
  • Victim Support Rochdale – one-to-one support for male and female victims of domestic abuse living within Rochdale borough. They can also help you in attending court, if needed: 0161 856 5810