4Men is the new service for male victims of domestic and sexual abuse. 1 in 6 men suffer and historically it has been difficult for men to find services to support and help them. Pathway has now developed a service especially aimed at providing the support that male victims need at this distressing time in their lives.
Our helpline 01543 676800 is the first point of contact and anyone calling can access our range of services, get information and support, or just have someone to listen. We provide Floating Support, Counselling and access to all the services available in the Family Centre.
One call could change your life today and see you getting the help that you need to keep you safe and to begin to shape your future. Call us today if you are in need of help and support.
One of the aspects of abuse that makes it difficult to seek help is when your movements are monitored and you have to account for your time. That is the same for male and female victims. Our 4Men service is now launching a new lunch time drop in session, Break Out, at the Family Centre on Upper St John Street in Lichfield. It will be operating every Thursday from 26 June between 12 and 2pm. We hope that male victims may be able to take the opportunity to speak to a worker during their lunch break, without raising any suspicions about where they are or what they are doing.
Abuse is distressing and disruptive and we aim to help people to make choices about how they handle the abuse and the emotions that this brings. Talking is helpful and can sometimes clear your head and help to enable you to see a way forward. Whether the abuse is physical, verbal, sexual or emotional, the feelings and the impact is the same. We would really like to help so please feel free to call in to our Break Out sessions and have a one to one chat with an experienced member of our team. You can then find out about other services that you can access. Of course male victims are welcome at the Family Centre at any time and we will always hope to find a worker to see you but this is your specific time and for part of the time a male volunteer would be available should you prefer that.