Helpline for male domestic abuse victims struggles to cope amid pandemic surge

In this article we discuss how the pandemic has affected the families in Ireland living with domestic violence. Men’s Aid Ireland dealt with approximately 5,500 contacts during 2020, a figure it projects will grow again to 9,000 this year based on a further surge in January and February.

Kathrina Bentley, the organisation’s chief executive, said calls are also getting “more worrying and concerning” and their “seriously stretched” three part-time helpline staff are struggling to cope with demand

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