Posted on: 18 November, 2022
On International Men’s Day, Cranstoun, who operate the support service for male victims of domestic abuse in Birmingham, is raising awareness of how men can be affected by domestic abuse and that there is support available locally.
In the UK, one in 6-7 men will be a victim of domestic abuse in their lifetime and nearly half (49%) won’t tell anyone due to the shame and stigma of being associated with abuse of this kind (compared to female 19% of female victims). 11% of male victims (7.2% women) have considered taking their life.*
Over the last 12 months Cranstoun has worked with 86 male victims of domestic abuse in the city, helping them to get their lives back on track.
Colin’s story of male domestic abuse
Colin was the victim of coercive control and financial abuse at the hands of his wife. He reached out to Cranstoun at his lowest point with concerns for his son’s wellbeing, and fears that his wife might carry out her threat and take their son overseas and away from him forever.
Mark Farrell, Cranstoun Birmingham Service Manager said: “Supporting people like Colin break the cycle of abuse and take control of their lives is key.
“We offer non-judgmental, specialist support to all victims and survivors of domestic abuse and would always encourage people to reach out.
Cranstoun supports people to stay safe and positively move on from abusive situations. We aim to help people improve their circumstances and work with them to help negotiate housing, finances and support with employment.”
Cranstoun Birmingham is open Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm for home or community-location appointments. Contact us at:
T: 0121 633 1750
About Birmingham, Male Domestic Abuse Services
Cranstoun delivers the Domestic Abuse Lead Worker Service in Birmingham on behalf of Birmingham City Council and works in partnership with Trident and other Birmingham agencies/services to ensure coordinated specialist male domestic abuse support.
Find out more about our male domestic abuse support services in Birmingham here.
You can also watch our video to see how we can support:
*Mankind Initiative: Male victims of domestic abuse
and partner abuse: 55 key facts, April 2021