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10 Dec 2020

Family Violence

Counselling and Therapeutic Groups, Family Violence

Family Violence

Image attributed to Youssef Naddam via Unsplash

Michael checks in with Thorne Harbour Health’s Family Violence team worker Jesse to talk about how our community responds to intimate partner and family violence. 2020 has been a particularly stressful year for many and forced many of us into close quarters – not always in safe settings.

We discuss what resources are available to support people experiencing or using family violence, and what techniques to utilise if you need to chat to a friend or family member.

For support you can reach out to

Rainbow Door 1800 729 367

Phone: 1800 729 367
Text: 0480 017 246
Email: support@rainbowdoor.org.au

Switchboard/ QLife – 1800 184 527. Switchboard also offer Webchat 3PM-12AM everyday www.switchboard.org.au, Switchboard is staffed by volunteer counsellors and peers who can direct you to the right supports.

Thorne Harbour Health – (03) 9865 6700
We provide counselling services to LGBTI communities and we also run the ReVisioning Men’s Behaviour Change Program that offers a group-based program to same-sex and same-gender attracted men who use violence. Referrals into ReVisioning can also be made via revisioning@thorneharbour.org.

Drummond Street Services – (03) 9663 6733
9AM-5PM, this service provides a variety of counselling services options to the LGBTIQ community. ds.org.au

Men’s Referral Service –1300 766 491
From 9.00am -9.00pm, for men who are using relationship or family violence. Men’s Referral Service also provides ‘Live chat.’

The Police – Call 000

The LGBTIQ Gay and Lesbian Liaison Officers (GLLO) are also a valuable resource to aid in supporting you to interact with mainstream police support should you feel uncertain about having direct contact with police; if you contact police ask to speak to a GLLO if possible.

 

Contact your MP to help end conversion practices in Victoria

https://equalityaustralia.org.au/endconversionvic/

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