Support for male victims
You may find this kind of attack particularly difficult to deal with because domestic abuse is widely, but wrongly, thought of as a crime that only affects women.
It does not just happen to women – men can be victims of domestic abuse too, whether their partner is a man or a woman.
Confidential help and support is available from a range of organisations. They'll listen to you and believe you. They offer emotional support and can advise on many topics you may have questions about, like:
- legal advice
- support for your children
Scotland's Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline
0800 027 1234 (24 hour service)
Provides confidential information and support to anyone affected by forced marriage or domestic abuse.
AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland)
Phone: 0808 800 0024
Supports men who are experiencing or have experienced domestic abuse. Call the confidential helpline (it's free to call from landlines and most UK mobiles, and does not appear on itemised phone bills) or find a local service near you.
Victim Support Scotland
Phone: 0800 160 1985 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm)
Provides information and support for victims and witnesses of crime.
Rape Crisis Scotland
Phone: National Helpline on 08088 01 03 02 (6pm to midnight, 7 days a week)
Provides a rape crisis helpline and email support for anyone affected by sexual violence. They can also put you in touch with local rape crisis centres or other services for on-going support.
National LGBT Domestic Abuse Helpline
Phone: 0300 999 5428 or 0800 999 5428
Provides help and support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse.