Help for men

Help for men

At Refuge we recognise that domestic violence can affect everyone and anyone. Nobody should have to live in fear.


For men who are abused

We recognise that men can also be victims of domestic violence – both in heterosexual and gay relationships. Refuge believes that everyone has the right to live in safety, free from fear – regardless of their gender.

Refuge runs a number of services for male victims of domestic violence across the country. These are primarily independent domestic violence advocacy and outreach services, which provide practical and emotional support for men who are experiencing domestic violence.

If you are a man who is being abused, you can read our page of information and support. You may also find it helpful to read the areas of the website which talk generally about domestic violence.


For abusers

If you are abusive towards your partner and would like to change your behaviour, you can find out more on these pages.