Recently we have received a lot of questions about DeafHope. Why is it a female-only service? What help is available for Deaf men suffering from domestic abuse?
We are proud to offer the UK’s only Deaf domestic abuse service for Deaf women, but unfortunately DeafHope is currently unable to support male victims.
We hope this service will be developed in the future, however it is dependent on evidence of need and funding. If you would like to make a donation to SignHealth, please click here, or if you would like to talk about supporting DeafHope, please email
Meanwhile, there are places you can get help.
It is your right to equal access. Service providers have a duty to provide appropriate communication support and adaptations. If you have problems accessing services, SignHealth Advocacy Service can help you challenge this.
It can help to talk to your GP. You may also find emotional support useful through SignHealth’s service BSL Healthy Minds.
Support for male victims of domestic abuse & violence
Please note that helpline services for Deaf people are provided through Text Relay.
- DVmen.co.uk – email:
DVmen provides information and resources to help men understand domestic violence by women. DVmen does not provide emergency help or support.
Tel: 01753 549865/ M 07540 201411
- Mankind – National Helpline: 01823 334244
If you are a man suffering from domestic abuse or violence call Mankind.
Mankind also welcome calls from family and friends of victims who want information.
- Respect – email:
Respect support domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people
Phone: 020 7549 0578 Fax: 020 7549 0352
- Broken Rainbow – email:
Broken Rainbow is a domestic abuse service supporting members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities
Phone: 0300 999 5428
Remember, if you are in immediate danger, call 999