Remember you are not alone - domestic abuse can happen to anyone no matter your age, race, class, culture, disability, gender, sexuality or lifestyle.

Help for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse

Whilst we are called Manchester Women’s Aid, we do offer services for men suffering from domestic violence and abuse. Nobody deserves to live a life in fear, and our work aims to stop domestic violence and abuse in all its forms. 

Community outreach for men

Dedicated outreach workers from Manchester Women’s Aid are assigned to help men at risk from domestic violence and abuse. By working alongside partner organisations we’re able to deliver a programme of care that helps you live a safer and happier life.

Do you:

  • Feel afraid of your partner much of the time?
  • Avoid certain topics out of fear of angering your partner?
  • Feel that you can’t do anything right for your partner?
  • Believe that you deserve to be hurt or mistreated?
  • Wonder if you’re the one who is crazy?
  • Feel emotionally numb or helpless?

Does your partner:

  • Humiliate or yell at you?
  • Criticize you and put you down?
  • Treat you so badly that you’re embarrassed for your friends or family to see?
  • Ignore or put down your opinions or accomplishments?
  • Blame you for their own abusive behavior?
  • See you as property or a sex object, rather than as a person?
  • Have a bad and unpredictable temper?
  • Hurt you, or threaten to hurt or kill you?
  • Threaten to take your children away or harm them?
  • Threaten to commit suicide if you leave?
  • Force you to have sex?
  • Destroy your belongings?
  • Act excessively jealous and possessive?
  • Control where you go or what you do?
  • Keep you from seeing your friends or family?
  • Limit your access to money, the phone, or the car?
  • Constantly check up on you?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please get in touch with us on 0161 660 7999, Monday – Friday 09:30– 16:30. Or call the 24/7 national helpline on 0808 2000 247.

Who can help you?

There are many agencies that can help you move on from domestic violence and abuse. As well as the team of experts within Manchester Women’s Aid, health professionals are trained how to spot domestic violence behaviours and are given guidance on how to approach the subject with their patients. No matter how alone or scared you feel, there are people who can help. Talk to get the help you need.


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