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New Resources: Court Support and Intervention Order Fact Sheets

Women’s Health West has new resources available.

The Court Support Fact Sheet contains information surrounding the support available at Women’s Health West, including how the service operates, who can access it, the ways that it can help victim survivors of family violence, information about intervention orders, how to make an appointment, and contact details for legal organisations.

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HaiR-3Rs – Family violence awareness training for salons

In Australia, two women die every 10 days due to family violence. Research shows that many women form close relationships with their salon professionals and confide in them about the violence or controlling behaviour they are experiencing at home.

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Letter Opposing Application for Poker Machines in Wyndham

Women’s Health West has written to Wyndham Councillors and the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation, to oppose the licencing application for 70 poker machines.

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Sunrise Groups Recruitment – Now Open

Sunrise Groups are social groups for *women, gender diverse and non-binary people with disabilities from all cultures who live in Melbourne’s West.  If you have a disability, chronic health condition and/or mental health condition, live in Melbourne’s west and want to connect with other like-minded people, then we’d love to hear from you.

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Learning from the hard lockdown

Preserving community health, wellbeing and dignity during a public health crisis

It has been almost two months since nine public housing towers in Flemington and North Melbourne were placed in a hard lockdown.  In that time residents have continued to share their experiences and concerns about the ‘enforcement first’ response, and advocate for trauma-informed, community-centered approaches to public health crises going forward.

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