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