Outreach Service For Male Domestic Abuse Opens

In an effort to step up support for male victims of domestic abuse, support network AMEN has opened its first outreach clinic for men who cannot travel to the group's office in Navan, Co Meath.

AMEN offers a confidential helpline and information service for men who have suffered physical, emotional and psychological abuse - as well as for their children.

The new outreach service will be held every Tuesday in Dolphin House, Family Law District Court Office, Dublin from 1.30pm until 4pm.

This comes after reports in September last year of an 80 per cent increase in the number of people contacting their services seeking support.

AMEN, which operates a helpline and counselling service for men, claimed 3,644 people had contacted their service last year, up from 2,028 in 2008.

A quarter of clients (26%) who suffered abuse from their partner were physically abused, with victims reporting being stabbed, burnt by cigarettes and having their hair pulled out.

More than one-third of people (35%) suffered verbal abuse and 38% suffered psychological abuse, according to the first annual report published by AMEN. See amen.ie'


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