Mankind Initiative

The ManKind Initiative is a domestic violence charity based in the United Kingdom and is at the forefront of providing support for male victims of domestic abuse and violence. Since becoming a charity in 2001, it has provided a helpline, training and support for statutory agencies (primarily the police and local authorities) and campaigns to ensure that equal recognition is given to male victims in the same way that recognition is given to female victims of domestic abuse. It is one of only a few charities in the country to help male victims.

ManKind Initiative
Registration No. Registered Charity No. 1089547
Founded 2001
Headquarters Flook House, Belvedere Rd, Taunton, Somerset
Coordinates 51°01′17″N 3°06′21″W / 51.0213464°N 3.1058536°W / 51.0213464; -3.1058536
Key people Mark Brooks
Area served England and Wales
Focus Domestic violence, Gender equality
Mission "To directly, and indirectly help others to, support male victims of domestic abuse and domestic violence across the UK and within their local communities."
Method Helpline, research, training, campaigning
Revenue £49,938 (2010)
Employees 4
Website mankind.org.uk
References: Member of the Telephone Helplines Association

The organisation is based in Taunton and was founded in 2001. There are regional branches in London and the South East, South West, Wales, and the West Midlands.

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