The Male Advice Line is managed by the Men’s Development Network and is supported and funded by Tusla’s Domestic, Sexual and Gender-Based Violence section.
Our service is staffed by fully qualified Counsellors and Psychotherapists who have been specifically trained in this area of work.
Callers can be assured that at all times they will be treated with the utmost respect and confidentiality.
Our core objective is to ensure you are safe and that you can talk through what is happening to you without fear, shame or blame.
This service is also available to family and friends who may have concerns for a loved one and are seeking some guidance on how to help them.
If you are the victim of a crime contact: https://victimassistance.ie/
Sometimes it can be hard to know if you are experiencing domestic abuse and the following information is intended to help those who feel that this may be the case. The following is a list of possible signs of domestic abuse.
Men’s Development Network, through the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation 2018 and the Irish Data Protection Act 2018, is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We wish to be transparent on how we process personal data and show you that we are accountable with the GDPR in relation to not only processing your data but ensuring you understand your rights as a client.
Your data will be processed only in ways compatible with the purposes for which it was given and as outlined in our Data Privacy Notice and this will be given to all our clients at the time of data collection. Please refer to our website www.mensnetwork.ie for information. If this medium is not suitable, we will ensure you can easily receive a hard copy. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled.
If you are aware a child is in danger as a result of witnessing domestic abuse and if you have concerns about a child then contact: www.tusla.ie/children-first/how-do-i-report-abuse.
If you have immediate concerns about a child and it is outside office hours you can contact the Gardaí directly.
The award-winning short film ‘One in Five’ by English writer/actor Graeme Brookes (2014) is a dramatised presentation of a true story. “It shows Domestic Abuse is not gender-specific,” says Derek Smith, Manager of Men’s Development Network’s Male Advice Line. “It can happen to anyone and the number of men who have experienced or are experiencing Domestic Abuse is increasingly prevalent in Ireland, which is why we provide the MAL service for victims.”