Male Victims of Domestic Violence and Abuse Programme
As leaders in the field of domestic abuse services for women, Future Living Hertford is adding to its already significant and successful programmes supporting survivors of domestic violence and abuse. In addition to its Monica programme, a new programme, Wise Guys is launching in the Autumn and is dedicated to supporting men who have experienced domestic abuse and violence.
This exciting new programme will be free to access – in addition there will be weekly personal counselling available for each client at affordable rates. The service is also self-referring. There will be no need for you to go to your doctor first, or to be already in receipt of support from mental health services. You can just telephone and arrange an assessment.
It has already been evidenced that sharing in a safe environment can lead to positive outcomes for both the sharer and those listening, and Future Living want to create an environment for peers to meet and talk.
The group work is designed to build trusted relationships with like-minded men in a safe environment and learn the skills necessary for you to move forward and flourish in life.
Some of you may be suffering from anxiety and depression which is common in this situation, some may have been or are misusing substances to hide from the pain you feel; Future Living are experts in the field of addiction recovery and work on this topic will be included in our new programme.
Domestic abuse towards men is happening. It’s happening right now. And we need to talk about it. Let’s stop shuffling this issue under the carpet and let’s start helping you when you feel you have nowhere to turn.
All too often men are tasked by society to keep up appearances. Future Living wants to break down these taboos and get to the heart of the matter. Helping you to move forward in your lives with dignity, strength and hope.
If you feel you can contribute any information, which will be treated in strictest confidence (you don’t have to give your name or contact details) but know that you will be helping others in gaining the help you and they need to overcome your trauma.