ManKind Initiative

Support for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse and Domestic Violence – The ManKind Initiative, Registered Charity No. 1089547, Company Registration No. 3869893

  • The ManKind Initiative is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Relationship Breakdown Group … (full text about, scroll down).
  • … Our confidential helpline (UK /01823 334244) is 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.
  • We provide both emotional support and practical information. (full text Homepage).

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Address: ManKind Initiative, Flook House, Belvedere Road , Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BT, UK;
Contact: 01823 334244, e-mail.

About: The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence. 

OUR OBJECTIVES

  • Domestic abuse affects people from all walks of life regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race.
  • Men, in particular, suffer because of the lack of recognition and awareness by society and often the lack of local services available to support them.

The ManKind Initiative is committed to:

  • Ensuring male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence receive the help they need.
  • Challenging the lack of recognition and awareness by society.
  • Ensuring that the police, councils, the NHS and the Government provide adequate services and support to male victims at a national and local level.
  • Ensuring that safe houses, services and information campaigns are made available to support male victims.
  • Removing gender politics from the issue of domestic abuse and ensuring that both male and female victims are treated as equals.
  • Ensuring that statutory agencies, in particular, the Government, the police, local authorities, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service fully comply with the Gender Equality Duty and other legislation in supporting male victims.

OUR ACTIVITIES

To achieve our objectives, the charity undertakes a number of core activities:-

  • We run a helpline manned by trained people who give information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse and domestic violence including reporting incidents, police procedures, housing, benefits and injunctions.
  • We refer people to refuges, local authorities and other support services, where appropriate.
  • We provide specialist training and give presentations and talks to statutory agencies and other organisations on how they can support male victims within their communities.
  • A number of organisations we have helped can be found here.
  • We campaign for more recognition, services and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence both at a national and local level.

TELEPHONE HELPLINES ASSOCIATION

  • The ManKind Initiative is a member of the Telephone Helplines Association.

MINISTRY OF JUSTICE

  • The ManKind Initiative is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Relationship Breakdown Group. Membership of Domestic Abuse Forums / MARACS
  • A number of our trained members sit on domestic abuse forums, these include:
  • North Somerset DAF, North East Hampshire DAF, Sussex MARAC.

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