Act With Kindness Not With Violence
The Act With Kindness, Not With Violence campaign is a Centacare Family Services initiative supported by funding from the Community Crime Prevention Fund, designed to challenge community attitudes that support violence against women and children.
The campaign aims to inspire and mobilise the entire community to act against family violence. We can do this by challenging unhealthy attitudes and beliefs that support family violence, and by supporting men to become role models for acting with kindness, and equity in relationships. We will also work with young people in the community to help them understand healthy attitudes and behaviours about relationships and to support them in realising what they can do to create positive change in their relationships, the community and the world around them.
Currently in Australia 1 in 4 women and 1 in 13 men have experienced violence by a current or previous intimate partner. By raising awareness of the impacts of family violence, and challenging attitudes that reinforce it, people can take a stand and work towards a community that priorities safety, equality and respect for all.
Below is a list of crisis and support services if you feel you may need further help:
Desert Blue Connect – Phone: 08 9964 2742 (Provides holistic services for women and families which include family violence response, crisis accommodation for women and children, primary prevention, sexual assault services, women’s health and unplanned pregnancy support)
1800RESPECT – Phone: 1800 737 732 (24 hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault)
LifeLine – Phone: 13 11 14 (Supports anyone across Australia experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide. Lifeline can also help put you in contact with a crisis service in your area)
Mensline Australia – Phone: 1300 789 978 (Supports men and boys who are dealing with family and relationship difficulties. 24/7 telephone and online support and information service for Australian men)