Domestic Violence – There is help available
On 5 May 2021, our Amber attended the National Day of Remembrance vigil at Muswellbrook. This candlelight vigil was held to pay tribute to those who have lost their lives as a result of domestic and family violence and was one of five vigils held across the Upper Hunter.
Domestic violence can happen to anyone, regardless of gender, age and religion. It can also present itself in many forms, including physical harm, coercive control and emotional abuse.
Domestic violence can occur in various types of relationships including husband and wife, carers or paid support workers and children. It can be described as a pattern of control and often has a goal to hurt and scare you.
It is important to know that there is help available. If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, you can contact helplines like 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732), 1800ELDERHelp (1800 353 374) and Lifeline 131 114. There is also a number of online sources which can help you understand domestic violence and provide you with support and resources.