About Us

The ManKind Initiative was the first charity in Great Britain to support male victims of domestic abuse (registered in 2001). Since then, we have been at the forefront of providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations.

Our aim is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.

We provide a range of services directly to men such as a anonymous national helpline that any man, anywhere can call us. We also support others to provide services for men so we run a one day training course, a national conference and a directory of services. We also give male victims a public voice by campaigning for them, sitting on Government and other committees and giving presentations around the country.

We employ three members  of part-time staff to operate the help-line and rely on a small team of volunteers to run the charity.  Three of the team are qualified Independent Domestic Violence Advisers (IDVA) and two have Domestic Abuse Services Manager qualifications. We currently receive no funding for our helpline from trusts or grant-making bodies so we rely on the kind generosity of the public to provide this vital service.

Find out what we do in more detail here.

Our views on a range of matters can be found in this  Policy Statement


Mark Brooks OBE (Chairman)
Dr Elizabeth Bates
Lori Busch (IDVA)
Paul Chivers
Dr Ben Hine
Dr Sarah Wallace (IDVA)
Cllr Roz Willis

Jon Service

Honorary Patrons

Paul Chivers
Lord Cotter
Ann and Derek Goodchild
John Penrose MP
Erin Pizzey
Sara Westle
Ian Young

The public views of the honorary patrons are their own.

Survivor Ambassadors

Ian Young
Kieron Bell
Simon Smith
Sara Westle
Paul Chivers
Alex Skeel

The Survivors Ambassadors’ role is to solely talk about their experience or theirs sons’ experience – any views they express beyond that (on social media etc) are their own and not the charity’s views.

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Registered Address: Flook House, Belvedere Road, Taunton, TA1 1BT

Registered Charity No. 1089547

Company Registration No. 3869893

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