Men and Boys (16+) Service
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Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services provides support to heterosexual, gay, bisexual and trans men who are experiencing domestic abuse from a partner.
You can get in touch with us by filling out a CONTACT form on this website, or calling us on 01434 608030.
Domestic abuse is the misuse of power and control by one adult over another adult person within the context of a close personal relationship. Abuse can be physical, emotional, psychological, sexual or financial. It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender; race; religion or sexual orientation. You may be bigger, stronger, or more confident than your partner outside your home or their company, but this doesn't mean you cannot be experiencing domestic abuse. You might be experiencing abuse from your son, daughter, grandson or granddaughter. Domestic abuse doesn't just happen between partners, husbands or wives.
Many people assume domestic abuse is mainly about physical violence, but it also includes a range of actions against a person including name-calling, isolating from friends and family, emotional mind games and threatening behaviour or language.
While the majority of survivors/victims are women, men do experience domestic violence and/or abuse and need support in the same way.
It is often hard for men to get help in these situations because of fears about being ridiculed, not being believed or being treated unfairly by agencies. At NDAS we are trying to change this.
To speak to one of our practitioners, call us on 01434 608030.