Weʼre raising £3,000 to Fund 100 hours of counselling for male victims of domestic abuse or false accusation who are unable to fund their own counselling.
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Domestic abuse or false accusation can be devastating.
Thankfully there is lots of support available for women who have survived abuse and violence from their intimate partner.
Sadly, men do not have the same support available to them. This is, in part, because the statistics suggest that women are more likely to be seriously harmed by a violent partner and partly because domestic abuse falls under the Government strategy for ending violence against women and girls. However, 1 in every 3 victims of domestic abuse is male and there is next to no support for them.
False accusation is also devastating and often life-changing. Many victims of false accusation never recover from the stigma, the shame and the injustice they have endured. Some victims wait years to receive an acquittal - and the scars last a lifetime afterwards.
The highest suicide rate in the UK is among young men and whilst we are seeing an increase in men accessing therapeutic support from counsellors, many men are still unable to access the support they need - partly due to the stigma attached in men seeking help and sometimes due to low income, often as the result of losing everything.
Why can't they access support from the NHS? The answer is that they can - crisis support and therapy is available. However, there are often incredibly long waiting lists and often limited types of therapy or support available.
We want to raise funds to pay for 10 sessions of [reduced rate] specialist counselling for 10 male victims who desperately need support but do not have the means to pay for the support that they need.
Giving just a few pounds will help. It will help someone who is suffering to get the help they need - it will change their lives again - this time with hope and not despair.
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