A little R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

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We’re putting together a database of support services for people experiencing family violence. We thought we’d start with 1800 RESPECT.

1800 RESPECT is a national, confidential information, counselling and support service for all Australians, including women, men, children, concerned friends and family, and people who: 

·         don't speak English

·         prefer an interpreter or translator

·         are blind or vision-impaired

·         are deaf or hearing-impaired

·         don't speak or have difficulty with speech

Its services can be accessed in three ways.

You can visit their website and online-chat to a support worker.

You can visit their website and search for services in your area. Categories include:

·         24/7 after hours support

·         Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services

·         Behaviour change and using violence programs

·         Crisis accommodation

·         Domestic and family violence

·         Family services

·         Financial Services

·         Legal Services/Court support

·         Sheltering and housing

·         Reporting child abuse

·         Services for people with a disability

·         Services for women from migrant, refugee and CALD communities

·         Training providers, and

·         Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex services.

They can be phoned on 1800 737 732, at any time of the day or night.

There’s even a section on the website for professionals where you can register to access heaps of information, including a Frontline Workers Toolkit.

Here are a few words from Rosie Batty on the subject of responding to someone who is experiencing family violence. We hope you find this information helpful!