Men Can Be Victims Too

Although Women are a much higher percentage of abuse victims, men can be victims too.  Although we are a women’s centre, we also acknowledge that men can need help and support.

Unfortunately, we don’t currently have the availability to support men directly other than counselling, we have added some helpline details below for men to get support.

If you are a victim or domestic abuse of know of someone who us, and there is an emergency that is ongoing or life is in danger, call 999 now.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use the textphone service 18000 or text the police on 999 if you have pre-registered with the emergency SMS service.

For non-emergency cases and for general advice, please call 101.  If you are deaf or hard of hearing, use the textphone service on 18001 101.

Samaritans (24/7 service) – 116 123

If you are worried that you are abusive, you can contact the free Respect helpline on 0808 802 4040.

Sexual assault

Anyone who has been sexually assaulted can get confidential help, treatment and support at a sexual assault referral centre.

Read more about getting help after rape and sexual assault.

Find your nearest sexual assault referral centre

Victim Supportline

Victim Support operates a 24/7 Supportline offering emotional and practical support for anyone who has been a victim of crime or a witness who needs support or information.

The number is 0808 1689 111 and is free to call

Information can also be found online at

The Male Survivors Partnership website has a directory of services for male survivors’ local services.

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