Faith in action
SAFER is a brand new online resource produced to help churches support and prioritise victims of domestic and family violence, and know how to deal with perpetrators.Read more
Each of us needs to be ready to offer support to those who need it.
Reaching out for help or offering it to someone who might be at risk is not easy. It is often an act of great bravery that comes with serious risk. Victims of domestic and family violence need to feel that when they ask for help they won't receive judgment and shame. Responding appropriately starts with how we discuss the issue at home, report it in the media and the support we offer victims.
If a friend, family member or colleague tells you she has experienced violence, the most important thing you can do is listen to her, believe her and make sure she knows you're there to support her.
More on how to support someone you know who may be experiencing domestic violence is available on the 1800 RESPECT website.
If you or someone you know is impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence, call 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732 or visit 1800RESPECT.org.au. In an emergency, call 000. For more information about a service in your state or local area download the DAISY App in the App Store or Google Play.