Support for Men
There are a range of services available locally for men who are victims or survivors of domestic abuse.
You can ring the Helpline on 0808 808 2241 for advice and support, to find out which services can help and to get in touch with other services in the Partnership.
Or you can contact organisations directly. In an emergency ring 999. Domestic abuse is taken very seriously by the police.
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Helpline – Telephone 0808 808 2241
Operational hours – Monday – Friday : 8am – 7pm (not bank holidays), Saturday 9am – 5pm
Outside of these hours call the National Domestic Violence Helpline on 0808 2000 247 available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
You can talk to us about the abuse and work through which services might work best for you with an experienced helpline worker.
The helpline offers a range of services including:
- Advice, support and safety for people experiencing domestic and sexual abuse
- Advice and support on keeping yourself safe.
- A service to all victims including men, practitioners and worried family members
- Up-to-date access to services in Sheffield and available refuge spaces
If you phone the helpline and we can’t speak your language we can arrange an interpreter. You can also email us in your language, we will translate it and get back to you.
Other ways to seek specialist local advice
You can email the helpline on email@example.com
You can use our new online chat facility – this is available everyday between 4pm and 6pm at www.idas.org.uk
Sheffield Domestic Abuse Service
Telephone: 0808 808 2241
The Sheffield Domestic abuse service in Sheffield provides a range of services for all victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence, including male victims who are aged 16 years and over.
In addition to our helpline and live chat facility the service offers a range of services which includes : –
- A holistic assessment to identify your support needs and risk of domestic abuse.
- Safety planning & crisis intervention
- IDVA (Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy) support and advocacy at the MARAC (Multi Agency Risk Assessment Conference)
- Community based 1:1 support and safety planning.
- Group programmes to help you overcome the harmful impacts of abuse.
- Support if you are going through criminal or civil proceedings.
- Practical support and advice; including housing, benefits, legal services, schools.
- Help to secure your home via our Sanctuary /Target Hardening scheme.
- Using a multi agency approach with both statutory and non statutory organisations to provide support, this may include referral to or sign posting to other agencies; BME services, mental health, drugs and alcohol, counselling, housing, advice centres and legal services.
All staff are trained to deliver specialist support, working in partnership with multiple agencies and the service user, with the aim of increasing the safety of the individual and their dependents.
MARAC: Multi-Agency Risk Assessment Conference
Referrals can be made by workers who feel men are high risk of domestic abuse.
MARAC is a monthly meeting where different agencies talk about the risk of serious harm to people experiencing domestic abuse in their area and pool their knowledge of each case. They make safety plans to support those most at risk. The aim is to increase the safety and well-being of adults and children involved, and reduce the risk of them becoming repeat victims.
All victims are represented at MARAC by an IDVA, who works for the Sheffield Domestic abuse Support Service.
Telephone: 0808 808 2241
Sanctuary Scheme is provided by the Sheffield Domestic Abuse Service.
It provides a service for people who cannot leave their homes but fear an attack from an ex-partner or family member.
You will be offered an assessment and a service will be provided to meet your needs. This may include the provision of home security including window and door locks, personal alarms, fire-proof letter boxes and in extreme cases, safe rooms within the property.
Men’s Advice Line
Telephone: 0808 801 0327
If the lines are busy or if you are calling outside of those hours, please leave a message with your name and a safe number and we will call you back as soon as we can. You can also email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sexual Assault Referral Centre
Website – http://www.hackenthorpelodge.org/
Telephone: 0330 223 0938
(Weekdays, 9am – 5pm)
Telephone: 0330 223 0099
The Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) is a facility providing support to victims of rape and sexual assault in South Yorkshire. The service supports males and females aged 16 years and above. Services include: forensic medical examination, emergency contraception and immediate crisis support. Forensic Medical Examinations allow evidence to be collected that can be used in the investigation of a crime, but also for evidence to be collected and securely stored for a period of time, so that the victim has the option of supporting a criminal investigation at a later date. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REPORT THE ATTACK TO THE POLICE.
Telephone: 0114 258 4489 Website: www.sheffieldmind.co.uk
Sheffield Mind offers a free individual counselling service and some group work including supportive social groups and an art group.
Shelter Homelessness Service
Furnival House, 48 Furnival Gate, Sheffield, S1 4QP
Telephone: 0344 515 1515 Website: https://england.shelter.org.uk/get_help/local_services/sheffield
Shelter offer a wide range of help and advice on all housing and homelessness issues. They have a team of advisers and solicitors who may be able to help you with your problem – and if they can’t help, they work with other agencies who can.
Shelter have computers and telephones you can use to access the internet for advice, claim benefits, or bid on properties.
Issues they can deal with
- homelessness, or worried you’ll soon become homeless
- looking for accommodation
- having problems with your landlord
- being evicted or repossessed
- debt problems
- benefits issues
- problems with disrepair
- need help going to court regarding your housing
Even if your problem isn’t listed above Shelter may still be able to help – just give them a call to discuss.
Telephone: 0114 275 8411 Website: www.victimsupport.com
Victim Support is a national charity offering emotional support and information to victims of crime. We have a branch in Sheffield and a Victim Care Unit open from 8am-8pm. Victim Support aims to offer a confidential service to all sections of the community. Most referrals come from the police, but people can self-refer and don’t have to be in touch with police or legal services to access support. The service is free, and although not a counselling service, volunteers can offer individual support to victims of crime.social groups and an art group.
Sheffield Rape & Sexual Abuse Centre (SRASAC)
Telephone the Sheffield office: 0114 241 2766.
We offer a professional and confidential service, for women and men (aged 16 upwards) who have experienced sexual abuse and /or rape at any time in their life, in a safe and friendly environment. We offer direct services to victims of sexual crime including specialist face to face counselling. Telephone support helpline is provided via our national helpline.
The counselling service is for women and men (aged 16 upwards) who are survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Self-referral is preferred by phone, email or letter. We also provide an Independent Sexual Violence Advocacy Service in Sheffield, which is managed centrally by DRASACS (Doncaster). The service is available to adult men and women (ISVA), children & young people (CHISVA) who have been a victim of sexual violence, by professional referral
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