Male Services -AMOS

We provide support services to male victims of abuse

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Services

With the waiting list for NHS counselling growing there is an increased need for people to receive and access these services. Individual, confidential support for men 16 and over who have been abused. Clients can self-refer or can be referred by other agencies.

This is a chance to disclose any abuse historical or present and to look at positive coping mechanisms and how the effects of abuse may have had life altering changes.

For an appointment or just to discuss any fears you may have call 01869 232369 or use the contact form. All information is treated confidentially and there is never any pressure to disclose anything that you are not comfortable with.

Counselling and 1 to 1 support

Men's Support Group

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Weekly meetings offering confidential support, information and strategies for positive change. Open to all men who are experiencing abuse or who have been abused in the past. Participants share feelings, concerns and fears with one another and learn about the issues and available options as well as finding yourself.

To learn more, contact the group facilitator on 01869 232461

Male Abuse Freedom Programme

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Feeling Isolated?

Many things can make us feel isolated…

 

If you’re reading this it’s likely that you are feeling isolated or overwhelmed. We’re here to tell you that you’re not alone.

 

AMOS is here to support you. Many men can find themselves at the point of despair. We’ve found that being around others who understand your troubles can be a great help.

 

You might want to talk over your problems, find help with certain aspects of your life or simply be around people who won’t judge you or your lifestyle.

Understanding Male Abuse

Here at Clean Slate we have years of experience treating men who have suffered from abuse. We believe that it is important to understand the unique challenges facing victims of male abuse. Social stigma can be a barrier to understanding male abuse, while the effect of abuse can have life altering consequences. 

 

The Statistics

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The Statistics

Suicide is the most common cause of death in men under 35

In 9% of assault incidents, the victim attempts suicide as a result

75% of prison inmates have been abused either as children or adults

Men Suffer

61% victims of serious sexual assault suffered mental or emotional problems

 

 41% reported having problems trusting people or having difficulty in other relationships

45% report suffering physical injuries from the most recent serious sexual assault incident they had experienced since age sixteen

30% suffered minor bruising or a black eye

Men Make Up

65% Of Alcohol related deaths

 

79% Of drug related deaths

99% Of homelessness 

46% of domestic abuse victims last year

Barriers to understanding

There are many barriers to understanding male abuse including a society that is can refuse to accept its existence. Many men have never been given the opportunity to speak out and some are afraid of the consequences if they do.

There are many stigmas attached to male abuse and false ideas that show a lack of understanding. Phrases like "Women can't rape men", "Men can fight back" and "It's a gay crime" can keep victims from speaking up and getting the help they need. These also spread harmful lies that perpetuate the stigmas attached to male abuse, which can keep men trapped in damaging situations.

Some men feel the very fact that they have suffered abuse somehow weakens them in their own or other people’s eyes. 

Some men are scared of being laughed at, teased, judged or criticised, or that friends and family simply won’t believe them. Even thinking they should be able to shrug off emotional, physical and sexual abuse from a boyfriend or girlfriend, and that talking about it or asking for help makes them less manly. But this isn’t true, nobody thinks boys or men who are abused are any less manly.

In 2014, on average 2 men a month were killed at the hand of their partners in both Heterosexual and Homosexual relationships in the UK, this figure is set to rise when statistics are released later in the year for 2015

Effects of abuse on male victims

Like all victims of abuse men can suffer from a wide variety of life altering side effects. Some of these include:

  • PTSD

  • Guilt and Shame

  • Anger

  • Fear

  • Anxiety

  • Self-Loathing

  • Self-Harm

  • Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

  • Confusion Around Sexuality

  • Appeasing (Needing to Be Loved)

  • Flashbacks

  • Intrusive Thoughts

  • Viewing Sex as An Obligation

  • Seeing Sex as a means to Exert Power

  • Confusing Sex and Love

  • Rigid Boundaries or Lack of Boundaries

  • Difficulty Forming Close Relationships

  • Trust Issues/Intimacy Issues

  • Sexual Relationship Dysfunctions

  • Difficulty with Authority Figures

  • Vague or No Recollection of Early Years or Periods

  • Psychosomatic Symptoms Including Long Term Ailments

CLEAN SLATE

01869 232461

572 Brice Rd, Upper Heyford, Bicester, Oxon, OX25 5TE, UK

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