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The ManKind Initiative

Supported housing for men fleeing domestic abuse

The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence. Their helpline is manned by trained people who give information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse including reporting incidents, police procedures, housing and benefits and injunctions.

They refer people to places of refuge, local authorities and other support services where appropriate.

Their mission

To directly, and indirectly, help others to support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities.

Their 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.

Their activities

To achieve their objectives, the charity undertakes a number of core activities.

They 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.

They refer people to refuges, local authorities and other support services, where appropriate.

They provide specialist training and give presentations and talks to statutory agencies and other organisations on how they can support male victims within their communities.

The charity provides education and training support that shows that domestic abuse is a crime against the individual and that domestic abuse is not a gendered crime. Those that support the latter do not view all domestic abuse victims as equals.

They campaign for more recognition, services and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence both at a national and local level.

Contact information

The telephone helpline is available Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm and 7pm to 9pm on 01823 334244.

Or email admin@mankind.org.uk - for your personal safety, we will not respond to email requests from victims seeking help, instead please call the telephone helpline.

Or visit the website.


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Phone our contact centre: 01543 308 000
District Council House, Frog Lane, Lichfield, Staffs, WS13 6YY

If you need to contact a team direct, please visit our contacts page for team phone numbers and email addresses.

Opening times

Our main reception at Frog Lane in Lichfield is open Monday - Friday, 8.45am - 5.15pm. Our phone lines close at 5pm.