Domestic abuse

Support for men who are experiencing abuse

There are a number of organisations offering practical advice, information and emotional support to male victims of domestic violence, as well as to concerned friends, family and frontline workers. It can be very difficult for men to tell anyone that they are being abused by a female partner. Often men are worried that they will not be believed or seen as weak if they say they are being abused.

Abused Men in Scotland

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) is a national organisation based in Scotland dedicated to supporting me who are experiencing or who have experienced domestic abuse. Calls are welcome from men in need of support and advice and from men and women seeking help for male friends or relatives.

Opening hours

  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 12pm-3pm
  • Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7pm-10pm
  • phone: 0808 8000 024

Men's Advice Line

Visit the Men's Advice Line website or call them on 0800 801 0327.


Respect works with domestic abuse perpetrators, male victims and young people. The confidential helpline offers advice, information and support to stop abusers being violent and abusive to their partner.

Opening hours

  • Monday to Friday from 9am-5pm
  • phone: 0808 802 404


If you are frightened or in danger, please call 999. Do not retaliate, it's not safe for you or your partner.