Male Victims - ADAM Project

Male Victims - ADAM Project

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What is domestic abuse?

 

Domestic abuse includes a range of behaviours: it can be physical, psychological, sexual or financial abuse. It can take place within an intimate relationship and forms a pattern of bullying and controlling behaviour. If you are forced to alter your behaviour because you are frightened of your partner's reaction, it is likely you are being abused. It is rarely a one-off event. Physical and sexual abuse tends to get more severe and happen more often over time.

Can men be victims of domestic abuse?

Yes. Anyone can experience domestic abuse - it can happen in all kinds of relationships, regardless of age, race, sex, sexuality,  disability, wealth, gender identity, HIV status and lifestyle.

Who can be an abuser?

The abuser can be a partner, ex-partner, any family member or a carer.

Who can use this service?

Any man living in Leicester or Leicestershire who is experiencing, or is at risk from, domestic abuse.

Do you support male victims in same sex relationships?

Yes. We will provide support and advocacy to you regardless of whether you’re straight, gay, bisexual or transgender.

How can I contact the ADAM Project?

You can phone, email or write to us. If you want you can get someone to do it for you like a friend or another support agency.

We understand that it can be difficult for men to ask for support as they may feel ashamed or embarrassed or are worried that they won’t be believed. Domestic abuse against men is more common than you might think. You’re not alone and you shouldn’t have to suffer in silence.


ADAM Project, PO Box 26, Leicester, LE1 1AA

 


Tel: 0116 2832225

Minicom service available

Email: adam.project@wallaction.org.uk  

http://www.adamproject.co.uk/ 

 

 

 Information for professionals, frontline workers and practioners supporting male victims of domestic abuse

Click here to download our leaflet providing information on our services.   

Abusive behaviour is NEVER acceptable

The Adam Project offers free, confidential support for men who are experiencing or who are at risk from domestic abuse. Support is offered by an Outreach Worker on an individual basis, face to face or by phone/email. Information and advocacy can be provided on issues such as:

· Relationship breakdown

· Safety planning

· Housing options

· Benefits

· Legal issues

· Budgeting

· Tenancy sustainment

· Signposting and referrals to other Agencies


 


 



  Useful contacts: 


POLICE: 0116 222 2222

In an emergency always dial 999 

MENS ADVICE LINE: 0808 8010327

National helpline providing advice and support for men in abusive relationships

www.mensadviceline.org.uk 

VICTIM SUPPORT: 0116 2556628

Free, confidential help for victims and witnesses of crime

www.victimsupport.org.uk  

FIRST STEP: 0116 2548535

Support for adult male survivors of sexual abuse

www.firststepleicester.org 

BROKEN RAINBOW: 0300 9995428

National helpline supporting LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse

www.broken-rainbow.org.uk 

LGBT: 0116 2547412

Leicester Lesbian Gay, Bisexual & transgender Centre

www.llgbc.com 

DVIRP HELPLINE:     0116 2550004

Support for men and women affected by domestic abuse

www.dvirp.co.uk