Crisis and other support services for LGBTQIA+ people experiencing domestic family violence

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Central and Eastern Sydney PHN acknowledges the profound sorrow within central and eastern Sydney and specifically the wider LGBTQIA+ community currently. As an organisation, CESPHN recognises the importance of fostering open dialogue about the prevalence of issues such as intimate partner violence in the community. CESPHN is committed to providing support and resources for community members and health professionals to navigate these important health issues, working towards a future where safety and wellbeing are prioritised for all individuals in our community.

For those encountering intimate partner and family violence or assisting someone in such a situation, immediate help is available.

Resources

  • Safe Havens and Safe Spaces A SafeHaven is a place you can go if you’re feeling distressed or having suicidal thoughts. It is a safe place where you can talk openly about how you are feeling and what you’re going through. A place where you can feel supported and not judged. You can talk to peer-support workers or be connected to a mental health professional. If you don’t feel like chatting, you can spend time in a quiet space and listen to music. It’s free and you don’t need an appointment.
  • Summer Hill Safe Space attend in person at 16 Flourmill Way, Summer Hill. Open Fri and Sat 5-9pm
  • Camperdown SafeHaven in-person attendance 168 Missenden Rd Camperdown. Monday, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, 10am-4pm
  • Darlinghurst SafeHaven in-person attendance Ground floor, O’Brien Centre, 390 Victoria St, Darlinghurst. Open 12-4pm Sat and Sun
  • Kogarah SafeHaven in-person attendance 20/24 Belgrave St Kogarah. Open Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 5pm – 9pm including public holidays.

Please view the Crisis and other Support Services  page on the CESPHN website for more support services.

If you are a health professional and have a patient experiencing DFV (Domestic and Family Violence) and are unsure how you can support them, DFV Assist provides free consultation and referral support for GPs, Allied Health professionals and practice staff. You can contact the service on 1800 719 801 or by emailing wdvcap@legalaid.nsw.gov.au.