FOR CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION & SUPPORT FOR MEN SURVIVING DOMESTIC ABUSE CALL AMIS
CAN YOU HELP ?
HELPLINE (0808) 800 0024 7pm-10pm every day
AMIS(Abused Men In Scotland)
Someone like you?
Domestic abuse happens regardless of age, size or fitness level
Any man can experience domestic abuse - professionals, office workers, manual workers,
businessmen, policemen, lawyers, unemployed.
He could be your dad, brother, uncle, nephew, son, grandson, friend, workmate or
If you are affected by domestic abuse or if you think this is happening to someone
you care about call our helpline in confidence
0808 800 0024
7pm-10pm every night
The domestic abuse men suffer does not necessarily end when they leave the abusive
home. The abuse may take the form of denying or obstructing the ability of the father
and children to maintain a meaningful relationship. This widespread and damaging
behaviour has not as yet been mentioned in Scottish domestic abuse or child abuse
statistics. It is not surprising many men become, in spite of heroic and expensive
efforts, alienated from their children whose distress seems to be viewed by some
as just an acceptable part of the collateral damage of family breakup.
In some cases an abused man's plight may be exacerbated by professionals/practitioners
who believe only women can be victims of domestic abuse. We know that it can be hard
to conceptualise the nature and effects of domestic abuse and violence against men,
the gender still sometimes viewed as powerful in society.