Information for family violence workers

For more information and resources about mental health, visit the Victorian Mental Illness Awareness Council or the Mental Health 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.

Practice Resources

Working at the Intersections of Domestic and Family Violence, Substance use and Mental Health
Practice Guide based on the Safe & Together model. (STACY project)

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

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. (Mental Health Coodinating Council)

Other Resources

Violence Against Women and Mental Health
Paper examining the synthesis between violence against women and the way that mental health intersects with trauma, disability, coercive control, access to justice and parenting. (ANROWS)

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