Support For Women

Support For Women


If you are a woman who is worried about your partner’s behaviour, or you or your children’s safety, you can ring us to discuss your concerns.


We have a Family Advocacy and Support Team (FAST) who can provide a range of services including emotional support, safety assessment and planning, and assistance with accessing other services and supports. Our FAST workers have strong understandings of domestic abuse and are equipped to work with women who have been subject to men’s use of violence.


All partners and ex-partners of men who attend MEND, our men’s behaviour change group, are automatically offered support by our FAST workers. This support is confidential and flexible, aimed at addressing the individual needs of women and their children.


It is important that women who have partners in a men’s behaviour change program receive accurate information about what their partner is learning and what change can look like.


FAST also offers the ‘Women Supporting Women’ program, a women’s support group facilitated by FAST. The groups run regularly throughout the year and focus on a variety of themes relating to domestic abuse. Our women’s groups are psycho-educational as well as providing opportunities for connection, validation, strength-building, and self-care. Women Supporting Women is primarily run online, and we are therefore able to accept referrals from around the country.


If you need to speak with someone immediately, please contact 1800RESPECT, or you can call 13YARN if you are a First Nations person who would like to be connected with another Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.


For those in the Northern Rivers, you can call Momentum’s 24/7 domestic violence hotline on 1800 387 867.


Alternatively, you can use the 1800RESPECT service directory to find a service local to you: