The Male Advice Line offers confidential advice and support to Male victims of domestic violence and abuse over the phone.
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/
The award-winning short film ‘One in Five’ by English writer/actor Graeme Brookes (2020) 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.”
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.
The Male Advice Line offers online counselling. This limited availability of 8 free sessions “is proving to be very helpful to callers to regain stability and reassurance in their life situation,” says Derek Smith counselling co-ordinator.
If you would like to contact us confidentially by email, please fill out the form below.
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.