Health and Wellbeing

Domestic and Family Violence Awareness

The WHS and Wellbeing unit would like to invite you to attend an online Domestic and Family Violence training session on Friday 8 May.

Current COVID-19 restrictions mean we are confined with all but essential movements banned for the immediate future. For many of us, this has meant working from home and staying indoors. For those in our community experiencing domestic and family violence, it can make it even harder to get help.

This training aims to provide an awareness of domestic and family violence and support staff to respond confidently and appropriately to employees who may be affected by it.

In Australia, domestic and family violence is a prevalent issue which is impacting employees in most workplaces. Domestic and family violence is characterised by a dynamic between people in an intimate personal or family relationship where 'violent, threatening or other behaviour by a person coerces or controls another person and/or causes that person to be fearful'. More than ever, workplaces are now required to find ways to support employees impacted by Domestic and Family Violence and provide options for employees to seek assistance.

Topics covered include:

  • What is Domestic and Family Violence (DFV)
  • The impact of DFV
  • Patterns of behaviour
  • What constitutes violence against women (VAW)?
  • Why violence against women occurs  - gender equality
  • Attitudes to Gender Equality & VAW
  • Common emotional responses
  • Responding to disclosures of DFV
  • Ways to support an employee experiencing DFV
  • Referral options
  • Available support

Date: Friday 8 May
Time: 11.00am to 1.00pm
Location: Zoom – contact WHS and Wellbeing for Zoom link details
Registration: Please register with the WHS and Wellbeing Unit to be provided with the link to the live Zoom training session

Please note: This training is intended for ALL staff.

Western Sydney University values the physical and mental health of our workers, students and community. We have developed a range of programs promoting the importance of health and wellbeing.