Mankind Initiative



The Mankind Initiative is a helpline that is available for all men across the UK suffering domestic abuse/violence by their current or former partner; either a female or same sex partner.

If you are a victim of domestic abuse, you are not alone, we are here to help. No matter what your background, age, job, race or sexuality, we are here to give all the support we can.

One is six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime

You are not to blame
You are not weak
You are not alone


For many men, calling our anonymous helpline is the first step they have made in talking to someone else about the problems they face. Whether it is information or just someone to listen to you, please call.


Geographical area service covers


Who is the service for?

Male victims of domestic abuse/violence

Referral routes into service (professionals, self)

Self referral

Risk level you support

Medium to low

Other relevant information


Our confidential helpline 01823 334344 is open 10 – 4 Monday to Friday and it is available for all men across the UK suffering from domestic violence or domestic abuse by their current or former wife or partner (including same-sex partner).

This can range from actual violence or object throwing to mental abuse such as constant bullying or constant insults.

We provide both emotional support and practical information.

We receive calls from male victims across all age ranges and professions:

• From dustmen and doctors to bankers and builders,
• From men in their 20s to men in their 80s,
• From men across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

We welcome calls from mothers, sisters and friends of male victims seeking information.

We also receive calls from support organisations, charities and statutory agencies such as local authorities and police forces.