Respect’s Men’s Advice Line have launched the first wave of their COVID-19 campaign, centred on raising awareness that domestic abuse also affects men and encouraging men to #TalkItOver.
The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have had a significant impact on all victims of domestic abuse. From March to May this year, the Men’s Advice Line experienced a 100% increase in calls and webchat and emails have also increased significantly in demand. As lockdown eases, Respect are anticipating increased demand for support services. To meet this demand and make it easier for men to #TalkItOver
Is a man you know being abused at home?
Do you know someone who may need some male domestic abuse support? It’s hard to know what to do when you’re concerned that a male friend or relative may be being abused, especially if they’re uncomfortable opening up about their situation.
Your instinct might be to protect your loved one. Particularly if you’re a parent or a close relative, it can be distressing to think of them being hurt.
You can’t stop the abuse yourself. That’s why we’re here to help and to offer male domestic abuse support. You can contact us and speak to our friendly Advisors by phone, email or webchat.
If you witness an assault, call 999.
For more information and guidance on this subject please visit the Respect website https://mensadviceline.org.uk/