The ADAM Project (Against Domestic Abuse for Men) offers free, confidential support to men aged 16 years and over living in Leicester, Leicestershire or Rutland who are experiencing, or at risk of, domestic abuse.

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 or familial 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, Leicestershire or Rutland 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 us on 07912 495159 or email us on [email protected]. 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.   

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 8010 327

National helpline providing advice and support for men in abusive relationships 

VICTIM SUPPORT: 0808 1689 111

Free, confidential help for victims and witnesses of crime  

FIRST STEP: 0116 254 8535

Support for adult male survivors of sexual abuse 

GALOP: 0800 999 5428

National helpline supporting LGBT people experiencing domestic abuse 

LGBT: 0116 254 7412

Leicester Lesbian Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Centre