Respect – Men’s advice line


We’re here to support men experiencing domestic abuse. If you want to talk to someone, you can speak to our friendly and professional advisors on the phone, by email or on webchat. No pressure, no judgement, just help.

It’s okay to talk
Asking for help can be hard. Society puts a lot of pressure on men to act strong and sort out problems on their own.

If you’re in a heterosexual relationship, it’s easy to feel embarrassed about telling someone you’re being abused. Many men worry nobody will believe them, often because they’ve already had people not believe them or even blame them for the abuse.

And if you’re in a same-sex relationship, you can face the extra challenge of having to come out to services and explain how a man can abuse another man.

But it doesn’t have to be this way. We should all be able to access help and support. Because however strong we are, we all need a bit of help sometimes.