Experiences of male survivors

We want to end domestic abuse for everyone, for good. We know that domestic abuse is experienced by men and boys – as children in the home as well as young people and adults in heterosexual and LGBT+ relationships, and in the potential for child to parent abuse. In Summer 2019, as part of a broad piece of work gathering the voices of men and boys from all backgrounds, we asked male survivors of domestic abuse to share their experiences with us. A big thank you to the more than 200 men who took part in this work.

The information we gathered will help to inform our work, with the ultimate aim of ending domestic abuse. It will also help us to amplify the voices of male survivors, and make sure their views and experiences are heard by those with the power to make change.

Read some of the key findings

If you need support

If you are a man experiencing domestic abuse, there is support available:

Men's Advice Line: 0808 801 0327

Dyn Wales/Dyn Cymru: 0808 801 0321 (for men in Wales experiencing domestic abuse. Open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. If required out of these hours, call Live Fear Free Helpline  available 24/7 on 0808 801 0800). Or email  dyn@saferwales.com for all queries, referrals and information or please use  www.saferwales.com

Galop: 0800 999 5428 (national helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people experiencing domestic abuse)

Forced Marriage Unit: 0207 008 0151