Mate Space CIC

Mate Space CIC works across the Arun and Chichester Districts of West Sussex to support male victims of domestic abuse and work to reduce the risk to others.

One in every three victims of domestic abuse is male, however the support available is far far away from reflecting this statistic.

Our vision is that no man within our community should experience abuse, poverty, mental health or other disadvantages without the support that will help them to live healthy lives and realise their full potential.


Did You Know?

of all domestic abuse victims are men

of male victims don't tell anybody

of male domestic abuse victims attempt suicide

of male domestic abuse victims stay to protect their children


Types of Domestic Abuse

Physical abuse can include, but is not limited to, being kicked, punched, pinched, slapped, dragged, scratched, choked, bitten, pushed or even stabbed. The use or threats of use of ‘weapons’, or being scalded, burnt or poisoned. Objects being thrown including food, drinks, cutlery. Violence against family members, children or pets.

Controlling behaviour is a range of acts designed to make a person subordinate and/or dependent by isolating them from sources of support, exploiting their resources and capacities for personal gain, depriving them of the means needed for independence, resistance and escape and regulating their everyday behaviour.

Coercive behaviour is an act or a pattern of acts of assault, threats, humiliation and intimidation or other abuse that is used to harm, punish, or frighten their victim.

Psychological/Emotional abuse involves the regular and deliberate use of a range of words and non-physical actions used with the purpose to manipulate, hurt, weaken or frighten a person mentally and emotionally; and/or distort, confuse or influence a person’s thoughts and actions within their everyday lives, changing their sense.

Controlling finances, stealing money, coercing someone into debt, restricting/ exploit/sabotaging their partner’s access to money and other resources, such as food, clothing, transportation and a place to live.


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