During times of crisis, there can often be an increased risk of conflict in the home.
We get it, we all bicker with our family, who can blame you when you’re stuck at home in isolation with little to do.
Having said that, it is essential that everyone in the house knows they have the right to be safe, which includes us as adults.
During crisis events (like the one we’re currently in), research suggests that family violence increases.
Family violence is never okay, and there are lots of support organisations out there to help.
Their advice is to call one of their hotlines and stay connected to the wider world, including friends, family, and workplaces (even if workers are not in the workplace).
If you, a child, young person or anyone you know is in immediate danger, call 000.
Crisis support services for everyone
|13 11 14
|National number for people in crisis at risk of dying by suicide
|1800 737 732
|24-hour sexual assault and domestic
violence counselling service
|1300 766 491
|Specifically supports men who use, or are at risk of using, violence against family members
Non-crisis support services
|1800 551 800
|Specific counselling support for children and young people aged 5 – 25
|1800 176 453
|Counselling specifically for children and young people experiencing abuse
|Has developed a resource available in multiple languages to explain the
Coronavirus situation to children in a child-friendly way
|1800 019 123
|1800 184 527
|Provides support specifically for members of the LGBTQIA+ community
|1300 789 978
|Service that specifically supports men and boys who are experiencing difficult home life situations
|1300 364 277
|Support groups and counselling for abusive and abused partners in relationships
Abuse and Neglect
|1800 880 052
|A number that can be called to report abuse and neglect of people with a disability
|Suicide Call Back
|1300 659 467
|Free counselling service, whether a person is suicidal themselves or concerned about some else who is suicidal
|TIS is available 24 hours a day if you or someone you know needs something
translated via phone