The need for services for men in Singapore
Research shows that men are most often the perpetrators of domestic violence AND men can be victims of abuse too.
The use of violence is often a learned behavior and a learned attitude that views the use of violence as an appropriate means to gain controI and security.
SAFV recognizes that there are unmet needs and concerns that perpetrators of domestic violence face and societal stigmas that prevent men (whether victims or perpetrators) from seeking help.
This is where The Men’s Helplink can help.
In order to stop the cycle of violence, it is imperative that men who want to change and stop using violence against their partners receive help and support. It is equally important to support men who are experiencing violence in their relationships.
SAFV is here for you!
Are you being threatened, made to feel ashamed and hurt by someone in your family?
Are you having intense feelings of frustration, anger and anxiety?
Do these feelings get so intense that you think about hurting yourself and your loved ones?
Are you thinking and feeling that the best way to stop these feelings and thoughts is to “silence” your loved one with physical force?
If you have a tendency to use violence against your family and loved ones and you want to change, help is available. Life might be particularly stressful now. There are stressors that many people are facing in their personal and work lives, with the added anxiety taking care of our health and well-being. SAFV understands that there are triggers that can make it hard for one to control their behaviours.
You may have questions about how to cope with what you are going through. We welcome your questions. SAFV will respond to your questions with ideas about alternatives to violence and refer you to services available in the community to help you in your journey of change.
The National Anti-Violence and Sexual Harrassment (NAVH) Helpline is available 24 hours if you or someone you know is encountering child abuse, adult abuse, vulnerable adult abuse or family violence-related matters. Available in English, Mandarin, Malay, Tamil.
NAVH Helpline: 1800-777-0000
If you are at risk of or contemplating suicide, please call Samaritans of Singapore (SOS) 24-hour hotline.
SOS: 1800-221 4444
In reaching out for help, please ensure that you or your family members are not in any immediate danger. Please call the police immediately if there is any danger. Your safety is of utmost importance!
What kind of help is available?
Need to speak to someone? You can speak to a social worker or counsellor at the nearest FSC.
Find a listening circle platform or a men's treatment group for more support
Thank you for making this decision to get help.
SAFV's Men's Helplink aims to provide useful information and direct you to relevant services in your community to meet your needs. We do not provide direct services.
All the information you provide here will be strictly confidential.