Domestic abuse and men
You probably feel as if you’re the only man who has ever
experienced domestic abuse but that’s not the case. Men suffer
1 in 5 reports of domestic incidents are made by men.
Whether you’re male or female the definition of domestic abuse
is the same. Men have the same rights to feel safe as women and are
protected by exactly the same laws.
Essex Police will not tolerate domestic violence, regardless of
gender, and we encourage you to report incidents to us.
If you do you will be treated without prejudice and with the
same sensitivity and understanding as anyone else.
Our domestic abuse liaison officers will do all they can to help
but until your situation changes don’t be frightened to seek
You’re not alone, help is available.
Below you’ll find a list of local and national support
organisations that provide information, support and counselling
specifically for men living with domestic abuse.
Safer places also has a live online chat facility.
Men’s Advice Line
A confidential helpline
for all men experiencing domestic abuse by a current or
ex-partner. If English isn’t your first language you can phone and
ask for an interpreter.
Advice line: 0808 801 0327 (Free from landlines and most
Open Monday to Friday from 10am to 1pm and 2pm to 5pm
Essex Gay Men
Run social groups across mid Essex and
Thurrock and offer support around sexual health, domestic violence
and hate crime.
Phone: 01245 250256
Download a leaflet about
Essex Gay Men.
Phone: 01823 334244
This is a confidential helpline manned from Monday to friday 10am
to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm.
Helpline services for deaf or hard of hearing people are provided
through Text Relay. Visit www.textrelay.org for details.
Normal BT rates apply.
A helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people
experiencing domestic violence.
Helpline: 08452 60 44 60 (Open Monday 2pm to 8pm, Wednesday 10am to
1pm and Thursday 2 to 8pm)
Phone: 08452 60 55 60
The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army runs residential shelters for men.
There is also help available for men who feel they are absuing
their partner or ex-partner and would like to put an end to
their violent or abusive behaviour.
Essex Change is a community
based domestic violence intervention programme for men who want to
end their violent or abusive behaviour towards a partner or ex
Phone: 01245 258680 ext 223 or 07872541982