Support for men Men who experience domestic abuse often experience barriers when seeking support and gaining access to specialist support services. Barriers Include but are not limited to Shame low confidence fear of not being believed Fear of being accused as the perpetrator Feeling less of a man Fear of loosing contact with their children Lack of local services for male victims For these reasons and many more often men do not seek support until crisis point. Seek help today Safer Rhondda centre Our Safer Rhondda Centre works with all victims regardless of gender. Our fully trained team work with individuals to identify their needs, reduce risk and increase safety. The centre provides Telephone support Face to face appointments A range of life skills and practical session to increase skills and knowledge whilst reducing isolation. Get in touch with the team today on 01443 561460 Floating support in the community Many victims of abuse have a fear of not being believed in addition many are fearful they will be accused of being the perpetrator. At women's aid we have a dedicated support worker who works with male victims and fully understand these fears and the different needs that male victims often have. Our floating support scheme will support you on a one to one basis for up to 8 weeks and can assist you The Compass programme This programme is specifically designed to increase male saviours self-esteem and well-being and their understanding of their experiences. The ‘Compass Programme’ is made up of 13 micro-sessions that are best delivered to groups of men. The programme uses a safe space for male survivors to talk about DVA – with a specific focus on how masculinity can influence responses – and help them recognise the signs and behaviours of DVA, and where and how to seek help. It helps participants get a sense of value, purpose and achievement; and nurtures self-esteem, self-efficacy, personal resilience and well-being.