If you are experiencing domestic violence or want to help someone who is, the 1800Respect helpline is available to you.
1800Respect is a confidential service accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. It exists to help:
- People experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence
- Their friends and family
- Workers and professionals supporting someone experiencing, or at risk of experiencing, sexual assault, domestic or family violence.
- Information: On sexual assault, domestic and family violence, abuse and other issues
- Referral: Putting you in touch with people and services that can help you
- Counselling: What you talk about and how much you say is up to you. They can listen and work with you to come up with things that might help.
You may notice new stickers in the toilets promoting the 1800Respect service. The White Ribbon Committee and Accommodation Team arranged for 1800Respect stickers to be placed in the Waymouth Street and key regional offices as a reminder of this support mechanism.
Medibank Health Services deliver 1800Respect on behalf of the Federal Government Department of Social Services. It is part of the National Plan to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children 2010-2022.
If you need help with any domestic violence issues, contact 1800Respect or alternatively, consult the White Ribbon iShare site (internal access only), which provides a variety of resources and toolkits.