Friday, 23 March 2012

Community Opportunity: AMIS: Support for men surviving domestic abuse

Scotland-based readers might be interested in this helpline volunteer opportunity.  

Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) is a national organisation dedicated to supporting men who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. We work with any man over 16 concerned about domestic abuse, regardless of sexuality, age, dis/ability or ethnic origin. We welcome calls from men in immediate need of support or advice and from men and women seeking help for male friends or relatives, or an understanding of what male friends or relatives may be experiencing. Our helpline offers a supportive space for men to talk things through in confidence and consider what action if any they may wish to take for their own safety and that of any children.

We invite applications from individuals across Scotland who wish to explore the possibility of offering support by working on our helpline. The Helpline is open every night from 7 until 10pm and workers are home based. Training will be provided and CRB disclosure is required.

We intend holding two all-day training sessions in Edinburgh in early May and mid June. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms is therefore 13th April. Initial training will be provided by The Helpline Association (Basic Telephone Helpline Skills on the 2nd May and Supporting by Email/Text on the 11th June) with further in-house training on domestic abuse as it affects men and the information we can provide, to be arranged. Please see further information on our website at 

For further information and application form please contact: or call the office on 0131 447 7449. The office is staffed part time so please leave a message.

Training for this opportunity is funded by the Scottish Government.

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