Lee is the founder of Break the Silence UK and began the organisation following the release of “Break the Silence“, his support guide for male victims of domestic abuse.
Having previously worked as a young peoples support worker, Lee was enlisted to help out on a survivors program where he discovered that he too had been a male victim of abuse and not identified as such. This spurred him to throw his all into the role and offer support to the male victims in his area. He would also routinely speak at seminars and present training events to other agencies including NHS staff.
Since leaving that role he moved on to work as an organisational trainer within the substance misuse field, however this and domestic abuse go hand in hand and Lee found that he was still using his experience to guide his colleagues across the UK. Within this role he was instrumental in developing and leading on his organisations training on domestic abuse.
It was during his time here that Lee wrote his first book “Break the Silence” having gained the inspiration to finally pen the book after watching the Abused by my Girlfriend documentary done by the BBC. The process of pulling the ideas together and writing the support guide took a little over four months from start to publish. This book is now used in a number of male domestic abuse services across the UK as well as being on the approved reading list for the domestic abuse diploma at his local university.
Following the success of this, Lee has gone on to write his first fiction novel “The Silent Truth“, again based around a male victim of domestic abuse that has received very high praise indeed.