About Us

The ManKind Initiative was the first charity in Great Britain to support male victims of domestic abuse (registered in 2001). For over 15 years we have been at the forefront of providing services and support for male victims and campaigning to ensure that male victims receive the support they need from other organisations.

Our am is to ensure all male victims of domestic abuse (and their children) are supported to enable them to escape from the situation they are in. We are gender inclusive in our view so we want all female victims (and their children) to escape too.

We provide a range of services directly to men such as a anonymous national helpline that any man, anywhere can call us. We also support others to provide services for men so we run a one day training course, a national conference and a directory of services. We also give male victims a public voice by campaigning for them, sitting on Government and other committees and giving presentations around the country.

We employ three members  of part-time staff to operate the help-line and rely on a small team of volunteers to run the charity.  We currently receive no funding for our helpline from trusts or grant-making bodies so we rely on the kind generosity of the public to provide this vital service.

Find out what we do in more detail here.


Mark Brooks (Chairman)
Thomas Aldridge
NIkki Allen
Dr Elizabeth Bates
Lori Busch (IDVA)
David Hughes
Roz Willis

Honorary Patrons

Erin Pizzey
Lord Cotter
Stephen Fitzgerald
Ian McNicholl
John Penrose MP
Sara Westle
Ian Young


Ian McNicholl
Ian Young
Kieron Bell
Simon Smith
Sara Westle
Paul Chivers

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Registration Details

Registered Charity No. 1089547

Company Registration No. 3869893

Our Charity Commission page which include our accounts can be found here

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