Research & Resources
Help for Male victims of domestic abuse!
Men experiencing a breakdown of their relationship
Asking for help can be hard. It’s OK to talk.
Information and referral service for male victims
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Resources for Professionals
Men’s Advisory Project is a confidential service for men experiencing domestic abuse and frontline workers supporting male victims. Over the years we’ve helped thousands of men of every sexuality and in every kind of relationship. Our advisors and counsellors offer practical advice and emotional support, and signpost to vital services to help keep victims and their children safe.
We also speak to frontline workers, family members, friends and practitioners. If you’re supporting a male victim, you’re welcome to contact us for confidential advice and information. Call and leave a message, or you can email.
Recognising the signs of domestic abuse is important for any professional in order to provide appropriate support to their peers, colleagues or employees. In the Men’s Advisory Project we know there is a stigma which surrounds domestic abuse that makes it more difficult for victims to feel comfortable confiding in the people close to them.
We also know that not all abuse is physically visible in the form of a bruise or cut; in fact, controlling behaviour and exertion of power is extremely common in domestic abuse cases too.
Research with male victims of domestic abuse or violence
The Department of Justice for Northern Ireland (DOJ) is seeking feedback from male victims of domestic abuse or violence about the services available within the criminal justice system.
- Are you a male victim of domestic abuse/violence who is 18 or over?
- Did you have an incident(s) of domestic abuse/violence reported to the police in Northern Ireland which then resulted in criminal proceedings at court?
- Did your case conclude at court within the last 18 months?
If your answer is ‘yes’ to all three questions then the Department of Justice would really like to hear from you. We are keen to get your feedback about your experience of the criminal justice system from the point when the crime was first reported through to the point of sentencing and beyond.
If you are willing to take part, please complete the short survey.
Survey responses will be held in confidence, subject to the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and Data Protection Act 1998.
For more information on work and research being undertaken by the Department of Justice in relation to victims and witnesses of crime please go to our webpage:
Living a life by permission
Living a life by permission is a report about research on the experiences of male victims during Covid-19. It was commissioned by Respect and carried out by Durham University Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse.
Respect Men's Advice Line Service Review
Respect Men’s Advice Line Service Review 2021/22 is a report of research based on Respect’s Men’s Advice Line, carried out by Durham University’s Centre for Research into Violence and Abuse
The Voices of Male Victims
The voices of male victims: Understanding Men’s experiences of the Men’s Advice Line is a report presenting the findings of a qualitive research project seeking to hear the views of helpline users.