domestic violence support
Domestic or family violence can present in a number of forms- it's not just physical.
It can also present as verbal, non-verbal (psychological, emotional, mental), financial, social/cyber, sexual, or spiritual.
For those experiencing domestic or family violence, isolation is an almost universal factor of said violence. The control of the perpetrator more often than not makes it difficult to seek help, or to find the tools and support needed to leave.
But there is help out there. If you have come to our site because you are or know someone who is experiencing domestic violence, or even the repercussions of having left an abusive situation, please know that you are not alone. There are trained support centres, information portals, and helplines that you can get in contact with, to help you reach a safe and happy place.
1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732): 24-hour national sexual assault, family & domestic violence counselling line
Emergency Services (000): For emergencies, contact the police and/or ambulance
Lifeline (13 11 14): 24-hour national line that can connect you to a State support centre
Relationships Australia (1300 364 277): support groups and counselling for all forms of relationships, and abused/abusive partners
Mensline Australia (1300 789 978): 24-hour helpline specifically for men
Kids Helpline (1800 551 800): 24-hour support service for children and young people