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Male victims of domestic abuse pointed to helpline during coronavirus lockdown

By Louise Glen

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Help is also available for male victims of domestic abuse.
Help is also available for male victims of domestic abuse.

A confidential helpline is available for male victims of domestic abuse and male victims of domestic violence across the UK.

There has been concern about a possible rise in domestic violence during the coronavirus lockdown with more funding being given to organisations including Women's Aid.

The ManKind Initiative supports men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife or partner, including same-sex partners.

The confidential helpline is open on weekdays between 10am and 4pm on 01823 334244.

A spokesman for the organisation said: "Domestic abuse can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

"The helpline provides both emotional support and practical information.

"We receive calls from male victims of domestic abuse across all age ranges and professions: from dustmen and doctors, to bankers and builders from men in their 20s to men in their 80s, in all parts of the UK."

The helpline also welcomes calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

The charity also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.

More information can be found on the charity's website at www.mankind.org.uk

Related: Ross women step up campaign over domestic abuse risks during lockdown

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