WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE FACING ABUSE
■ Ensure safety of yourself and children and pets when deciding whether or not to stay in the abusive relationship.
■ Work with an agency on a safety plan.
■ There are plans that help you when you’re committed to staying; thinking about leaving; planning to leave; and have left.
■ Remember risk and danger are dynamic – they move up and down.
■ You need to form a relationship with a professional to help you regularly review your safety plan and review risks.
Source: Mensline SUPPORT FOR MALE FAMILY VIOLENCE SURVIVORS
■ MensLine (1800 600 636) provides support across Australia for men in domestic violence crisis.
■ Mensline links male survivors with the same support services offered to women, including emergency accommodation, counselling and legal.
■ Crisis accommodation services for men and their children are funded under the Queensland Government’s Homelessness Program.
■ Support services are available at all Queensland courts for male survivors. ■ Male survivors can also access support from regionally based domestic and family violence support services.
■ Men can also phone DVConnect on 1800 811 811 or the national hotline 1800RESPECT on 1800 737 732.
Source: Queensland Government, MensLine