‘Trust your instinct’ is the message as Queensland marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month in May.
As part of this years’ campaign friends, family, neighbours and work colleagues are encouraged to listen to their instincts if they suspect someone is experiencing domestic and family violence.
Domestic violence is not just physical abuse – controlling behaviours, such as isolating a partner from family and friends, stalking, threats and verbal abuse are all often precursors to physical abuse.
There are about 180 reports of domestic and family violence incidents made to Queensland police every day – many more go unreported.
For confidential advice about safety strategies and available support, telephone DV Connect Womensline on 1800 811 811 (24 hours) or Mensline (9am-midnight) on 1800 600 636.