Domestic abuse can happen to anyone. If you are a man suffering from domestic abuse you may fear for your safety and that of your children. You may think that it is your fault and that by changing your behaviour the abuse will stop. You may experience conflicting feelings and emotions because you may love your partner but hate the abuse. You may be dependent, financially and/or emotionally. And, in the worst case scenario, you may be resigned and feel hopeless.
If you are a male victim of domestic abuse you don’t have to put up with it for fear of being ridiculed or disbelieved. It is a myth to believe that domestic abuse does not happen to men and there are services that can help and, importantly, take what you say seriously.
These local services will be able to advise and signpost:
Northampton Women’s Aid 0845 123 2311 www.northamptonwomensaid.org.uk
Northampton Sunflower Centre
Offers support and advice services to high risk male and female victims of domestic abuse
01604 888211 www.northamptonshiresunflowercentre.org
Offers emotional and practical support and information to male and female victims of crime.
0300 3031965 www.victimsupport.org.uk