Centre poster sets target on home violence
LOCAL support services have launched a powerful campaign to raise awareness of domestic and family violence.
With Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month finishing tomorrow, the Mossman Community Centre, Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre and Jawunkarra Support Service are promoting awareness in a unique way with a poster created using powerful words and phrases that may be familiar to victims of domestic violence, along with phone numbers available for help and support.
The posters will be hanging on the back of toilet doors at various hotels and clubs around the region, sharing the influential message that support is available.
Mossman Community Centre community counsellor Michelle Philp said the posters benefitted everyone and complimented the awareness generated from recent workshops.
‘‘We recently offered education workshops to local businesses with the aim to equip staff to better understand and respond to the impacts of domestic and family violence,’’ she said.
‘‘We encourage any other organisations to contact us if you would like to participate in this campaign.’’
Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month is held during May each year to raise community awareness of the social and personal impacts of domestic and family violence, and the support available to those affected.
Anyone who wants more information on the services available can contact the Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre on 4099 5518 or the Mossman Community Centre on 4098 2005.
SENDING THE MESSAGE: Port Douglas Neighbourhood Centre’s Jo de Riva O’Phelan