Respect’s Men’s Advice Line (a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic abuse) are launching the first wave of our Covid-19 campaign centred on raising awareness that domestic abuse affects men too and encouraging men to #TalkItOver.
The COVID-19 lockdown restrictions have had a significant impact on all victims of domestic abuse. This has been the case for male victims of domestic abuse too. For example, from March to May this year, the Men’s Advice Line experienced a 100% increase in calls. Webchat and emails have also increased significantly in demand over this period.
As lockdown eases, we are anticipating increased demand for support services. To meet this demand and make it easier for men to #TalkItOver we have:
- Extended our opening hours
- Recruited additional advisors
- Started creating a range of resources for men
The campaign is broken down to a number of different themes, the first one is centred on raising awareness that domestic abuse affects men too.
We invite you to share our campaign across social media. To receive the comms pack directly, please contact [email protected].
We will be updating the campaign materials with future themes in the upcoming months.