Domestic violence survivors are the focus of advertising in local shopping centres that encourages them to contact the NSW Domestic Violence Line for confidential support.
Member for Terrigal Mr Adam Crouch said the NSW Domestic Violence Line was a 24/7 counselling and referral service.
“Everyone has the right to live a life free from violence, and the dedicated staff from the NSW Domestic Violence Line can help ensure victims are properly supported when they take the brave step of reporting abuse,” Mr Crouch said.
“Advertising is being rolled out at Deepwater Plaza and Peninsula Plaza,” he said.
“I want everyone in our community to feel that they can speak out when it is safe to do so.”
The campaign, launched on June 21, will feature the words Speak Out painted on the lips of people of different age, gender, and cultural background to highlight that domestic violence does not discriminate.
“The campaign consists of ads, posters in medical centres and hospitals and boosted posts on social media platforms like Facebook so that victim-survivors can be reached in a range of ways,” Mr Crouch said.
He said the NSW Domestic Violence Line on 1800 656 463 could help survivors to develop a safety plan, find accommodation, including for their children, provide information about available services and advise on how best to contact police, lawyers and the courts.
Media release, 25 Jun 2020
Adam Crouch, Member for Terrigal
This article appeared first in the Peninsula News print edition.