ManKind Initiative

ManKind Initiative ( has been awarded LIBOR funding for a 2 year project specifically providing support to male victims of domestic abuse within the Armed Forces. With one in six men likely to suffer domestic abuse in their lifetime and one in every three victims being male, organisations and practitioners working with domestic abuse victims are realising there is a growing need to ensure men and their children receive the support they need in their local community.

Awareness Training for RAF Personnel. ManKind are offering CPD accredited training to the Armed Forces Community aimed at raising awareness of the signs of domestic abuse against men and the support available to help them. The training is not limited to unit welfare staffs and attendance by RAF Police, Medics and line managers is encouraged.

Training Programme. The Training will be delivered by Marilyn Selwood IDVA, who has over 15 years front-line domestic abuse experience and is also a qualified domestic abuse services manager. The training typically lasts from 0930-1630 with an ideal group size of 25-30 per session (minimum of 15). Courses will be available from April 2019 on mutually agreed dates.

Unit Involvement. As with other training opportunities, it may be useful to offer a regional course to include other units at the organising unit’s discretion. Units will need to provide a suitably sized room that has IT and a projector; nominate a POC on the unit and publicise accordingly and collate returns. There is no support required by ManKind on the training day and there is no cost to the unit

Details on how to register for a course have been sent out to RAF units.

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