Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council is calling on the community to show their support for those affected by domestic and family violence.
Many support groups anticipate an increase in the incidents of domestic and family violence during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic as a result of increased financial pressures, self-isolation, and perpetrators of violence being with their partners and other family members for extended periods of time.
Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Council CEO Naseem Chetty encourages people to talk to family, friends, or even the ambulance or police if feeling threatened on a daily basis.
“This is something we must all take a stand against.”
The Queensland Police Service has also introduced an online contact option for victims in a situation where it is unsafe for them to call police about domestic and family violence: https://www.police.qld.gov.au/domestic-violence
The Queensland Government also has online resources at https://www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/support-victims-abuse/domestic-family-violence
For help please call:
In an emergency call the police on Triple Zero (000).
DVConnect Womensline – 1800 811 811
DVConnect Mensline – 1800 600 636
1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732