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Male victims

Male Domestic Abuse

Men have exactly the same rights as women to be safe in their own homes. Men are protected by exactly the same laws as women.

Recognising and accepting you are experiencing domestic abuse, and then seeking support, is difficult for most people. However, often men can find it more difficult. West Mercia Police support the following message for both male and female victims of domestic abuse: "you are not alone, it is not your fault, support is available and we will do our best to investigate and safeguard."

Domestic abuse - help available
Domestic abuse - help available

There are specific charities and agencies that can provide support for male victims of domestic abuse, whether this be part of a heterosexual or homosexual relationship.

Victim Advice Line
We understand that everyone's experience of crime is different. Here in West Mercia we have introduced Victim Advice Line (from 1 April 2019), a service specifically developed to provide emotional and practical support for victims of crime. The service is free and confidential and is available even if you choose not to report a crime.
Visit or call the team on: 0800 952 3000
Lines are open Monday-Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday 9am to 5pm.

Mens Advice Line

Advice and support for men in violent relationships.


National Male Survivor Helpline


A confidential helpline available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner). This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults. They provide both emotional support and practical information.