The ManKind Initiative is a national charity that provides help and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence.
To directly, and indirectly help others to, support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities.
Domestic abuse affects people from all walks of life regardless of gender, sexual orientation or race.
Men, in particular, suffer because of the lack of recognition and awareness by society and often the lack of local services available to support them.
The ManKind Initiative is committed to:
- Ensuring male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence receive the help they need.
- Challenging the lack of recognition and awareness by society.
- Ensuring that the police, councils, the NHS and the Government provide adequate services and support to male victims at a national and local level.
- Ensuring that safe houses, services and information campaigns are made available to support male victims.
- Removing gender politics from the issue of domestic abuse and ensuring that both male and female victims are treated as equals.
- Ensuring that statutory agencies, in particular, the Government, the police, local authorities, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service fully comply with the Gender Equality Duty and other legislation in supporting male victims.
The charity does not believe in the gendered approach to domestic abuse because this is not appropriate in the 21st century and is not in keeping with ensuring there is equality of support, services and recognition for all victims. The ManKind Initiative believes firmly in the need to support all victims of domestic abuse.
To achieve our objectives, the charity undertakes a number of core activities:-
- We run a helpline manned by trained people who give information and support on all aspects of domestic abuse and domestic violence including reporting incidents, police procedures, housing, benefits and injunctions.
- We refer people to refuges, local authorities and other support services, where appropriate.
- We provide specialist training and give presentations and talks to statutory agencies and other organisations on how they can support male victims within their communities.
- The charity provides education and training support that shows that domestic abuse is a crime against the individual and that domestic abuse is not a gendered crime. Those that support the latter do not view all domestic abuse victims as equals.
A number of organisations we have helped can be found here.
- We campaign for more recognition, services and support for male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence both at a national and local level.
TELEPHONE HELPLINES ASSOCIATION
The ManKind Initiative is a member of the Telephone Helplines Association.
MINISTRY OF JUSTICE
The ManKind Initiative is a member of the Ministry of Justice’s Relationship Breakdown Group.
MEMBERSHIP OF DOMESTIC ABUSE FORUMS / MARACS
A number of our trained members sit on domestic abuse forums, these include:
North Somerset DAF
North East Hampshire DAF
Flook House, Belvedere Road , Taunton, Somerset, TA1 1BT
For your personal safety, we will not respond to email requests from victims seeking help, please call.
TO CONTACT THE WEBMASTER WITH ANY COMMENTS AND SUGGESTIONS
National Patrons : Erin Pizzey, Lord Cotter, Ian McNicholl, Stephen Fitzgerald.
SW Branch Patron : John Penrose MP
Mark Brooks (Chairman)
The Tudor Trust
The Lankelly Chase Trust
The Nationwide Foundation
National Lottery - Awards for All
The Estate of Mr Basil Siblon
We would also like to thank a number of organisations and individuals for donations, these include:-
Families Need Fathers (Southport Branch)
We are also supported by our members across the UK
We would like to express our most grateful thanks to the brand design agency Lloyd Northover who kindly supplied us with our logo.
Registered Charity No. 1089547
Registered Company No. 3869893