Wuchopperen Health Service Limited will hold outreach, clinic - based and online activities across Domestic Violence Prevention Month (May 1 – 31) to raise awareness of domestic and family violence and the pathways to change.
Social and Emotional Health Acting Manager Spencer Browne said Domestic Violence Prevention Month was all about encouraging people to speak up.
‘Wuchopperen’s theme for Domestic Violence Prevention Month 2018 is #SaySomething. Wuchopperen is encouraging anyone affected by domestic or family violence to say something, whether it’s to ring an organisation like ours and ask for help, or check in on someone you are concerned about, speaking up makes a difference.’
‘Wuchopperen recognises that domestic and family violence harms individuals, families and communities and we have a range of culturally appropriate, specialised programs to provide advice, care and support for people experiencing, or committing domestic violence.
‘Our services include men’s and women’s yarning groups, youth programs, specialist counselling for men and women, a psychologist and clinical psychologist, court support and free legal advice.
‘Wuchopperen is committed to supporting healthy, respectful relationships which generate healthy families and healthy communities.’
#SaySomething Social Media Campaign
Community organisations, local schools and individuals will be encouraged to use the hashtag to promote domestic and family violence prevention and awareness.
Sample messages include:
- [SCHOOL] says domestic and family violence is everyone’s business #SaySomething #DVPM18
- [ORGANISATION] says healthy relationships matter #SaySomething #DVPM18
Tuesday 1 - Friday 4 May
School based activities – domestic and family violence education and awareness, healthy relationships education and awareness
Tuesday 8 May, Wednesday 9 May
Wuchopperen male and female Family Support Workers providing outreach services at Manoora Community Centre
Murray St, Manoora
Thursday 10, Thursday 11, Friday 12 May
Wuchopperen male and female Family Support Workers providing outreach services at the Mooroobool Community Hub
Long St, Mooroobool
Tuesday 15 May, Wednesday 16 May
Pease St IGA, 11 am – 1:30 pm
Tuesday 15 – Friday 19 May
Raintrees Shopping Centre, 10 am – 2 pm
Thursday 17 May
Wuchopperen Youth Program Facilitator Atul Chowdary will visit the Indigenous Future Leaders of Tomorrow at Holloways Education Centre, 12:30 – 2pm
21 - 25 May
Wuchopperen Men and Male Youth Health team visit Raintrees Shopping Centre on Tuesday 22 May, Thursday 24 May and Friday 25 May between 10 am – 2 pm
Wuchopperen Wellbeing Workers from the Edmonton Clinic visit Edmonton IGA on Friday 25 May between 9 am – 1 pm
28 May - 1 June
Community event at Wuchopperen Manoora featuring guest speakers, the community sector and a healthy meal on Wednesday 30 May between 10 am - 12:30 at 6 Moignard St, Manoora