Are you a man suffering from domestic abuse? Or do you know someone who is A relative, friend or work colleague? FCWA male domestic violence advisor can offer support. Please call FCWA helpline on 01253 596699.
Domestic abuse for men can encompass, but is not limited to the following types of abuse:
- Coercive control
Controlling behaviour is a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.
Coercive behaviour is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.
FCWA knows how difficult it is for men experiencing domestic violence to know who to approach for help, advice and support. You may feel that no-one will believe you and that no-one will take your fears seriously. FCWA trained staff are here to listen and look at ways of helping you, which include:
- Safety planning
- How to report incidents
- Planning an escape
- Police / Court procedures both criminal and civil
- Signposting for emergency housing including refuge
- Signposting to specialist legal help/solicitors
- Giving you confidence
- Listening to you / listening support
- Helping you to realise you are not blame
It can happen to any man, no matter what background, age, job, race or sexuality. FCWA is here to give all the support it can. FCWA gets calls ranging from builders to bankers, dustman to doctors, teachers to tradesmen.
"My name is Phillip* I was referred to FCWA after I was assaulted by my wife. I attended A&E with a fractured cheekbone. The hospital completed an X-ray on my face and found an older fracture on my eye socket. I had been with my wife for 10 years and throughout the relationship she was controlling and physically violent towards me. I don’t know how it happened but by the end of the relationship she was fully in control of all aspects of my life."