Peter Mac Says No to Family Violence.
Peter Mac is actively involved in the Strengthening Hospital Responses to Family Violence project. This project aims to support our staff, volunteers, patients, their families and carers experiencing family violence.
Family violence is most commonly experienced by women and their children. It has ongoing, harmful effects on the physical, psychological (mental) and social health and wellbeing of those affected.
As a specialist cancer hospital, we are in a unique position to support patients, their families and carers that are experiencing family violence and address the impact and harmful effects family violence can have on cancer care.
As a workplace, we are able to support our staff and volunteers experiencing family violence, both professionally and personally.
Our duty is to be sensitive and ask about their experience, offer help and make referrals to specialist family violence services. By doing this, we will help to reduce the impact that family violence has on individuals, families, the community and the health system.
Our vision is a future where everyone is free from family violence, and relationships are healthy and respectful.
As a leader in health care, Peter Mac is dedicated to achieving this vision and help change behaviours and attitudes through clinical practices, education and advocacy programs.
If you, or somebody you know, is experiencing Family Violence, support is available. You can talk to:
- One of our Social Workers at Peter Mac (8559 5267)
- 1800RESPECTfor sexual assault and family and domestic violence counselling, information and support (1800 737 732)
- Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre for crisis support and accommodation (1800 015 188)
- A local family violence service
For more information, visit the Domestic Violence Resource Centre Victoria website.