Community Sector Partnership Team – Messages of Support

A little while ago we sent an email asking you and your networks to participate in a video by sending a supportive message to victims of domestic and family violence.

Thank you to everyone who contributed to the project. We are pleased to reveal the final video which we encourage you to watch and share.

The video was created by the Department of Communities, members from the Deaf Community, the Women’s Council for Domestic and Family Violence Services, Starick Refuge, Zonta House and Stopping Family Violence.

The Video’s Message

The video includes women with lived experience of family and domestic violence as well as Premier Mark McGowan, community services sector workers, children and other well-known people who support those experiencing violence or control in personal relationships with the message that:

• it is not ok
• you have a right to feel safe
• support is available 24/7
• each out and get the support you need.

Support is available 24/7

Victims of family and domestic violence can contact the below helplines for immediate support 24/7:

Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline: provides support and counselling for women experiencing family and domestic violence (including referrals to women’s refuges). Phone: (08) 9223 1188 or free call 1800 007 339.

Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline: provides counselling and referrals for male perpetrators, as well as male victims of family and domestic violence. Phone: (08) 9223 1199 or free call 1800 000 599.

Crisis Care Helpline: information and counselling service for people in crisis needing urgent help. Phone: (08) 9223 1111 or free call 1800 199 008.

Information about support services is also available on the Department of Communities website.