Fight continues with new event
DOMESTIC violence goes to work – it’s a confronting but true statement.
Across the Whitsunday community, a huge rise in depression, drug and alcohol abuse and domestic violence is impacting on businesses.
During Domestic and Family Violence Awareness Month in May, Whitsunday Crisis and Counselling Service is hosting several events across the region to raise awareness.
Next week, in partnership with the Zonta Club of Whitsundays, a Workplace Response workshop will be held at the Airlie Beach Hotel.
The workshop is the brainchild of WCCS client services manager Sue Manthey and ties in with the government’s recent push on the issue.
The service was disappointed in last year’s response to the event and is pushing for community members and business owners to take part in next Thursday’s workshop.
“It’s something I’ve wanted to initiate for a long time,” Ms Manthey said.
“The motivation was simple – it’s time to take that duty of care and show some responsibility.