ManKind Initiative Domestic Abuse Support Service (MIDASS)

The ManKind Initiative’s professionally qualified team run a number of training, information and consultancy services for organisations and professionals who want to better recognise, support or understand male victims of domestic abuse. These can be tailored to the particular needs of those organisations and professionals. This is the ManKind Initiative Domestic Abuse Support Service (MIDASS).

These services are aimed at:

  • Police Forces (including Police and Crime Commissioners)
  • NHS Services including NHS Trusts, Hospitals, GPs (and GP practices) and Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Housing Associations, Departments and Organisations
  • Local Councils (including Social Services, Community Safety Partnerships/Departments and Commissioning Professionals)
  • Crown Prosecution Service, Court Services, Probation Services, Solicitors and other Legal Professionals
  • Commissioners
  • Employers (we are a member of the Advisory Panel on the Employers Domestic Abuse Initiative)
  • Domestic Abuse Forums and Maracs
  • Domestic Homicide Review Chairs and Editors
  • Charities and other Providers of Domestic Abuse Services
  • Counsellors
  • Welfare and Community Groups

Information on each service can be found below or on their individual page.

(1) CPD Accredited Training for Organisations: Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

First class CPD accredited face to face training for professionals, practitioners, organisations, agencies and employers on how to best support male victims of domestic abuse.

The training has been created and is delivered by qualified sector leading professionals (IDVAs and Domestic Abuse Service Managers). It has been academically peer reviewed by the UK’s leading experts as well as male survivors. The charity has been delivering training on recognising and responding to male victims for over 10 years. 

It is created particularly for Police forces, local authorities, GP consortia, housing associations or third sector/voluntary organisations wishing to improve how they support male victims of domestic abuse. It is aimed at building on existing basic knowledge and is also ideal for those who want to create a service. 

Format:  The course is currently in two bite-sized modules (three hours each)  and delivered via Zoom (or other platform if hosted by the client) and ideally aimed at up to 30 delegates. It is delivered over two different mornings or two different afternoons (or a combination) to reduce time away from the workplace and will be offered face to face again in the near future (including at an organisation’s workplace).

In the near future, the trainer-led training will be also be available face to face (including at an organisation’s workplace in a Covid secure environment). The cost is the same as online (bar any accommodation/travel costs), however, the training will be over one day instead of two morning or afternoons. Ideally aimed at up to 25-30 delegates. Reduced rates are offered to Charities. Please contact us.

Find out more  or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

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(2) CPD Accredited Training (Fixed Dates): Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

First class CPD accredited online training in two bite-sized modules (three hours each) consisting of the content and objectives from the face to face training. Delivered via Zoom.

These are fixed dates and allow for individual professionals (or small numbers from one organisation) to join others from across the UK. 

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

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(3) Online CPD Accredited E-Learning Course: Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

A short two hour CPD accredited e-learning course aimed at professionals, organisations and employers with a basic knowledge of domestic abuse who want to learn more about male victims and how to better support them. This has been developed with online learning specialists – ME Learning.

The course has been created by the charity’s qualified sector leading professionals (IDVAs and Domestic Abuse Service Managers) and has been peer reviewed by the UK’s leading academics and also by male survivors.

Find out more  or please visit this page for more details.

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(4) Pattern Changing Course for Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

This nine module course is for men who have experienced abuse and want to move on to have healthy, respectful relationships in the future.  It is delivered via Zoom over nine weeks. Up to 10-20 delegates can be accommodated. The course also includes a pre-course suitability assessment and a one to one follow up session for each delegate.

The course has been created and is delivered by qualified sector leading professionals (IDVAs & Domestic Abuse Service Manager). It has been academically peer reviewed by the UK’s leading experts as well as male survivors.

This course is only available through a funded referral by a statutory agency (local council, NHS, police, Armed Forces) or a domestic abuse organisation.

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

(5) Presentations and Conference Speakers: Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

The charity attends presentations, webinars and other events to deliver short presentations in relation to the experiences of male victims, the barriers they face and how best to support them.

These presentations are delivered by the charity’s qualified sector leading professionals (IDVAs and Service Managers).

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

(6) Domestic Homicide Reviews: Male Victims of Domestic Abuse

This charity’s team of qualified professionals have significant experience of being members of domestic homicide reviews including those for male victims of domestic abuse. All have attended DHR courses and been trained on either the panel member and/or chair courses.

They can offer insights into the barriers those men faced alongside assessing the responses from statutory agencies (if relevant) and providing help in improving response and support.

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details

(7) Communications and Campaigns Support

The Charity’s Chair is both a communications expert and a qualified domestic abuse professional. He provides professional advice on communication materials (leaflets, posters, web content, messaging and campaigns to better reach to men and to encourage them to come forward with confidence.

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

(8) Support for Employers (Policies and Communications Reviews)

The charity’s team of qualified professional experts is regularly asked to provide training, give presentations and review  internal/external domestic abuse policies and communications materials. All to  ensure they are male victim- friendly. 

Find out more or get in touch with training@mankind.org.uk for more details.

Contact and To Find Out More

Please contact training@mankind.org.uk or call 01823 334229.