If you're in immediate danger

Domestic abuse support for men in Warwickshire

If you’re made to feel scared, controlled or unable to make your own decisions by your partner, ex-partner or a family member, this could be abuse. Your relationship doesn’t have to be physically violent to be abusive.

Healthy relationships aren’t like this. Abusive behaviour is always unacceptable and it’s not your fault. It’s important to know that the person using abusive behaviour is responsible for their own choices and actions.

Domestic abuse is experienced by people of all ages, all backgrounds, genders, gender identities and sexualities. Whoever you are and whatever abuse you’re experiencing, it’s not your fault and you’re not alone.


Who we help

Equation, in partnership with Refuge Warwickshire, deliver a domestic abuse service for men living in Warwickshire.We can support you and your children to keep safe. We offer

  • Safety planning
  • Practical support
  • Emotional Sspport
  • Housing support
  • Support through court
  • Advocacy

We work with all sexualities, ethnicities and cultural backgrounds and our support is provided by a dedicated team of support workers.


Abuse impacts our whole life

Domestic abuse can affect you, your children, family and friendships.  It can also have an impact on your mental health, wellbeing, physical health, financial circumstances, access to resources, education and employment. 


To access this service

Call Refuge’s helpline on 0800 4081552 (Mon – Fri 8.30am – 8.30pm)

If the line is busy, or if it’s out of hours, leave a voicemail with your name, phone number, and a safe time to call back. You can also email dvsw@refuge.org.uk.

Is it abuse?

Not sure if you’re experiencing domestic abuse?

Read our guide

Warning signs

 Learn to recognise the signs of domestic abuse

All the services listed on this site are LGBT+ inclusive

Where else you can get help

We know that sometimes it’s easier to speak to an organisation that isn’t local. It can feel safer, or less scary to talk to someone you may never meet in person.


  • Respect UK – Equation is a member of Respect UK who are one of the leading organisations developing safe practices for working with male survivors, children, young people, and perpetrators of domestic abuse. They also run a helpline to support male survivors of domestic abuse. 
    Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327
  • ManKind – offer signposting and helpline services for male survivors of domestic abuse.  
    Helpline: 01823 334 244

“I was able to take back control of my life having received support from Equation. I feel more independent and for once in a very long time I feel more in control. Talking to you gave me a safe space.” 

Male Service User

Equation's Domestic Abuse Service for Men

“Made me aware that what was happening was reality and wasn’t me imagining it and that it happens to others and that it does have an impact.” 

Male Service User

Equation's Domestic Abuse Service for Men

“Helped to realise that it’s more common to effect men than I first thought and that I wasn’t alone, that there isn’t something wrong with me and that it wasn’t my fault.” 

Male Service User

Equation's Domestic Abuse Service for Men

I believe that all people deserve fair, equal relationships and that nobody should live with domestic violence. Equation do amazing work in our local area to move towards this as well as vital work supporting all survivors of domestic violence.


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Domestic abuse is a big issue

  • Each year nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer from domestic abuse, and approximately 600,000 are male survivors (ONS 2016).
  • One in three survivors are male (ONS, 2020) and 6,557 male survivors were heard at MARAC due to high levels of risk posed to them by the perpetrator (SafeLives, 2021)
  • 45.7% of male survivors of partner abuse suffered from force (ONS, 2018) but one in five men didn’t know where to seek help if they or someone they knew were in an abusive relationship (SafeLives, 2019)
  • 41% of male survivors reported abuse from a partner impacting on their emotional and mental health needs, and 11% of male survivors of partner abuse have attempted to end their life due to their experiences (ONS, 2018)
  • 85% of survivors sought help 5 times on average from professionals in the year before they got effective help to stop the abuse (SafeLives, 2015).

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