Mankind – Helping Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
March 4, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Helping Male Victims of Domestic Abuse
All domestic abuse is abhorrent and sadly, reported cases of domestic abuse have increased since the first Lockdown in March 2020. One in six men suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime and one in every three victims are male. Organisations and practitioners working with domestic abuse victims are realising there is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive the support they need in their local community.
The Mankind Initiative, based in Taunton, Somerset, is one of the leading charities in the UK focusing on male victims of domestic abuse. Mankind was the first charity in Great Britain to support male victims, having supported male victims since 2001. It is staffed by qualified professionals and a board which also consists of the UK’s leading academics and survivors.
Mankind’s activities are based on:
- Direct support to male victims through a National Helpline funded by donations (the charity receives over 2,000 calls per year, a rising number.)
- Support for organisations and practitioners who want better to recognise, support and understand male victims through specialist training.
- Giving male victims a voice by engaging with government, statutory agencies, politicians, academics and the national media.
The charity says: “Our aim is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.”
You may be interested in the training which currently is online. The Courses start soon in early February, and then again in March:
February 2021 Course – Spring 2021 over three 2 hour sessions
on Tuesday 2nd, 9th & 16th February 2021
March 2021 Course – Spring 2021 over three 2 hour sessions
on Thursday 4th, 11th & 18th March 2021
Each course will cost £95 per delegate
How to participate in the training:
This is online training for professionals, practitioners, organisations, agencies and employers on how to best recognise, understand and support male victims of domestic abuse.
It is delivered in three bite-sized modules (2 hours each) consisting of the content and objectives from the face to face training, more about which can be found on the charity’s website mankind.org.uk. Training is delivered via Zoom (or other preferred platform if hosted by the client) and ideally aimed at up to 30 delegates.
Meanwhile, Mankind’s telephone number is: 01823 334244
This number is a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
It is staffed: weekdays from 10am to 4pm.