Northern Beaches Mums supports the local community, especially the mums.
Domestic violence is prevalent across all socio-economic, age and cultural groups and is a problem within our community on the Northern Beaches. Everyone knows someone who is experiencing domestic violence or who has experienced domestic violence.
Domestic violence takes many forms, including physical and sexual violence and abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, control of financial resources, social isolation and spiritual or religious abuse. These behaviours are most commonly used by men against their female partners to gain and maintain control over them. Children who witness the abuse of their mothers are deeply affected – domestic violence is a child protection issue.
Women who are victims of domestic violence often perceive themselves as having a ‘relationship problem’ that they should fix and many women feel embarrassed and ashamed about their experiences. But help is available. You can call the 24-hour Domestic Violence Line on 1800 65 64 63 for information, advice, referral, crisis accommodation and counselling.
Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre is a local service where you can discuss your situation and get help to consider your options, for safety planning, legal advice, information and support. Call 9971 4499 during business hours. See also womensrefuge.org.au
Protect yourself and stay safe online by taking precautions, such as deleting your internet search history and being mindful of what you post on social media.
If you need support, assistance or emergency help, we encourage you to phone one of the numbers below.
Anyone in immediate danger should call: 000
For information, support and help, call the 24 hour Domestic Violence Line: 1800 65 64 63
Sexual assault, domestic family violence counselling service national (24/7) line: 1800RESPECT – 1800 737 732
Manly Warringah Women’s Resource Centre
Phone: 9971 4499
Translating and Interpreting Service: 131 450
Link2home for Accommodation: 1800 152 152