It is with sadness, that in response to the COVID-19 virus, we are not presently able to deliver our group programs for those who have experienced family violence. This is a difficult time for many people and there is likely to be an increased need for services now and in the future. As such, we look forward to being able to deliver our programs in future. In the meantime, we are working behind the scenes to support front-line family violence services.
It is especially important to look after your physical AND mental health at this time, and we implore you to seek support if you are at risk. Contact numbers are provided below.
Immediate risk – do not delay, call 000
DV Connect Womensline – 1800 811 811
DV Connect Mensline – 1800 600 636
1800 Respect – 1800 7373 732
Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline – 1800 019 123
Lifeline – 13 11 14
You are eligible for bulk-billed sessions of psychological therapy via Telehealth. Please contact your GP to organise a Mental Health Care Plan. Psychologists can provide you with support and strategies to assist you to navigate this difficult time. If you have children, they may be eligible for their own Mental Health Care Plan. Children can also speak to a counsellor by phone.
Kids Help Line – 1800 551 800