Information for family violence workers

For more information and resources about mental health, visit the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council or the Mental Health Association of Australia (Victoria) websites. Visit the NIFVS service directory for information about mental health intake services in the north.

Information for mental health practitioners

For information and resources for working with clients who’ve experienced family violence, visit the 1800RESPECT website. Visit the NIFVS service directory for information about family violence services in the north.

 

Resources

Working Together to Support the Mental Health of People Who Have Experienced Family Violence: This Mental Health Professionals Network resource explores how mental health practitioners can work together better to support the mental health needs of those who have experienced family violence.

Northern Area Mental Health Service Partnership Project Final Report
This report documents the history and outcomes of the NAMHS Parternship Project. The project aimed to explore ways that mental health, family violence and sexual assault services could work together to more effectively respond to women’s needs.

Identifying and Responding to Family Violence: a guide for mental health clinicians in Victoria
This Victorian Community Council Against Violence guide aims to assist mental health clinicians in identifying and responding to family violence.

Domestic Violence and Mental Health
This Australian Domestic & Family Violence Clearinghouse factsheet explores the mental health consequences for victims of family violence.

The Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit flyer
This flyer contains information about how to access the Trauma-Informed Care and Practice Organisational Toolkit (TICPOT). Trauma-Informed Care and Practice is an approach whereby all aspects of service delivery are organised around the recognition and acknowledgement of trauma and its prevalence, alongside awareness and sensitivity to its dynamics.