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What you can do

Here are some examples of how you can put an end to domestic and family violence in your workplace.

Take the pledge

Get involved

  • Get involved in Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month each May.
  • Hold a morning or afternoon tea to raise awareness among staff about the issue. Show videos and distribute brochures. Staff may even be inspired to work as a team to raise awareness among clients and the community.
  • Distribute our brochures and help cards to staff. Order extra copies and leave them in the kitchen or break room so staff can read them and learn about domestic and family violence as well as where to get help.

Improve your workplace

  • Explore a number of helpful resources by:
    • CEO Challenge helps workplaces to recognise the signs of domestic violence and how to respond to it appropriately
    • MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program on how to prevent violence and harmful behaviour
    • White Ribbon provides a number of resources to engage men to be part of the social change
    • DV Work Aware offers comprehensive workplace training
    • Allison Baden-Clay Foundation seek to create an Australia that is committed to eliminating domestic and family violence
    • Our Watch driving nationwide change in culture, behaviours and power imbalances that lead to violence against women and their children
  • Introduce and promote workplace policies on violence prevention and support employees affected by domestic violence.
  • Refer to the Queensland Government’s domestic and family violence workplace support package which is available for local government, business and non-government organisations to tailor to their workplace.
  • Create a workplace culture where employees feel confident to do something if they see or hear sexist, harassing, discriminatory or other types of behaviours and attitudes that underpin violence against women.
  • If your business provides a service that could help people leave an abusive situation or start over, consider working with a local support service to make your service available free of charge. CEO Challenge can assist you to form a partnership.
  • Media organisations can depict domestic and family violence in ways that create a better understanding of the nature of the problem, as well as best represent ways to respond. See the Queensland Government media guidelines or visit Our Watch for more information.

What other workplaces have done

Get help for employees experiencing DFV

 

Helplines

  • In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000)
  • DVConnect Womensline
    Phone 1800 811 811 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • DVConnect Mensline
    Phone 1800 600 636 (9am to 12 midnight, 7 days)
  • 1800RESPECT
    Phone 1800 737 732 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Sexual Assault Helpline
    Phone 1800 010 120 (7.30am to 11.30pm, 7 days)
  • Kids Helpline
    Phone 1800 551 800 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Lifeline
    Phone 13 11 14 (24 hours, 7 days)
  • Find local support.