Fight con­tin­ues with new event

Whitsunday Times - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.

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