All over the Central Highlands, in our workplaces, schools, sporting clubs and communities, people are taking up the ‘Not Now, Not Ever’ challenge to put an end to domestic and family violence.
The campaign coincides with Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May.
‘This month is all about raising vital community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence and the support available to those affected,’ Central Highlands Mayor Cr Kerry Hayes said.
‘We can all play a role in changing the culture and attitudes that underpin violence in our community. It’s up to each and every one of us to come together and take action to show domestic and family violence is not acceptable – not now, not ever.’
A free community breakfast will be held at the McIndoe Function Centre in Emerald on 18 May 2016 from 7.30 am to 9.00 am.
Residents are also invited to join a March Against Violence in Our Community on 31 May 2016. The march will start at 10.00 am at the Emerald Town Hall and end with a morning tea in the CentacareCQ car park on Egerton Street.
Cr Hayes reminded residents that confidential advice and support was available by phoning the DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 or Mensline on 1800 600 636 or through local services such as Centacare.
To RSVP to the community breakfast please call 1300 523 985 by 11 May 2016.