Things to do
Get Help For Family and Friends
The Men’s Alliance (NI) is not only here for the victims and survivors themselves, but also you their Family & Friends.
We know the difficulty of seeing someone going through an horrendous time in a relationship, and the problem in what might be seen as “interfering”. Ultimately they will not leave the relationship until they are ready, but there is a lot you can do for them in the meantime – as well as being there for them when they are ready for your help.
Ask if they are ok
Suggest professional service
Things to NOT do
Act without their permission
Expect too much too soon
Confront the abuser
Men’s Alliance also run a support group on Facebook for Family & Friends of Male Victims of Domestic Abuse. Please join us in a private group at MANi Family & Friends Support Group, people who care about helping and supporting their family, friends and colleagues.