Help Put an End to Domestic & Family Violence

Help Put an End to Domestic & Family Violence

TOGETHER WE CAN ALL HELP PUT AN END TO DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE (DFV).

To lift community awareness of what DFV looks like and how each of us can help prevent it and support those affected, Gladstone Women’s Health Centre (GWHC) is hosting a series of free, online workshops to mark Domestic and Family Violence Prevention (DFVP) Month in May.

The 30-minute online events are designed to give all community members ready access to essential DFV information and be part of a community response.

“Experts are warning that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety is only just beginning to be felt,” GWHC chairperson Joanne Lewis explained.

“The good news is that each and every one of us can help by being aware of the signs and how we can support those affected.”

The GWHC online workshops will outline the many forms of DFV, how it impacts the community, tips on how to support someone experiencing domestic and family violence and where to get help. They will be delivered by GWHC’s accredited DFV Specialist Team, from this Thursday, 21 May.

Importantly, those who are not comfortable joining the workshops using video can still attend – they can simply turn off their video and join in as an “anonymous” participant.

For more information or to register, email info@gladstonewomenshealth.org.au; phone during business hours on 1800 749 222; or visit www.facebook.com/GladstoneWomensHealthCentre/