Respect Victoria

Respect Victoria

We know the holidays present different experiences for everyone. Some find it relaxing and fun, others may find it a stressful, lonely, and even dangerous time.

Preventing family violence begins with addressing inequalities at home, in relationships, in families, and in communities.

This year, we’ve all taken steps to support and care for each other during a difficult time – and we must take the same approach when it comes to stopping family violence before it starts.


Leading with Respect

We know the holidays present different experiences for everyone. Some find it relaxing and fun, others may find it a stressful, lonely, and even dangerous time.

Preventing family violence begins with addressing inequalities at home, in relationships, in families, and in communities.

This year, we’ve all taken steps to support and care for each other during a difficult time – and we must take the same approach when it comes to stopping family violence before it starts.

We can all take steps to call out harmful attitudes and behaviours, and lead with respect this holiday season.

If you need support or advice, please find a range of services that you can reach out to below, or by clicking on this link.

If you or someone you know is experiencing family violence, help is available. In an emergency, call 000. 

1800 Respect is a national hotline operated by trained counsellors. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to support people impacted by family violence, please call 1800 737 732. Or for more information visit the 1800 Respect website.

To talk to a free, confidential family violence crisis specialist, contact Safe Steps. Safe Steps is a family violence support centre providing assistance for all people regardless of age, gender, sexuality or gender identity. They provide information, support, risk assessment, safety planning, and emergency accommodation for women and children at high risk of immediate harm.

Phone 1880 015 188, email safesteps@safesteps.org.au or visit the Safe Steps website to use the webchat service.

If you are concerned about your own behaviour and recognise your actions may be putting your partner or family in harm’s way, call the No to Violence Men’s Referral Service on 1300 766 491 or visit their website.

 

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