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Male victims of domestic abuse

Domestic abuse does not just happen to women. Men can become victims too. Statistics show one in six men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime.

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It can happen to any man, regardless of race, religion, background or sexual orientation. It can happen at any time, and it can take many different forms. The abuse could be physical, verbal, emotional or financial – your partner may isolate you from family and friends or they may threaten you or make false allegations against you.

The most important thing to remember is that as the victim you are never to blame for the abuse you are suffering, and you are not alone.

There are things you can do to help yourself if you are a victim, such as keeping a diary of incidents, visiting the hospital or your GP for the treatment of physical injuries and reporting incidents to the police.

Nationally, there are support services available which are specifically designed to help male victims of domestic abuse.

For more information visit the Mankind websiteor the Men's Advice Linefor more advice and information on where to get help.

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