FAIR

FAIR

COVID-19 may lead to increased rates of family and domestic violence with additional risks for women and children, particularly with the introduction of necessary movement restrictions and isolation measures.

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, please be assured that family and domestic violence services are still operating. Some services may provide support in different ways as required under health directives.

Relationships Australia WA's FAIR program for men, women, young people and children is currently full and is not accepting new referrals at this time.

If you are in immediate danger, call 000 for Police and Ambulance help.

For further support and assistance, please call 1800RESPECT (1800 737 732). 1800RESPECT is a 24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for any Australian who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

For more advice or information, please click here to download a copy of Safe From Violence: a guide for women leaving or separating.

Who are we?

FAIR is staffed by experienced counsellors with qualifications in psychology, social work and/or counselling, who offer group programs.

Is there a fee?

No. Relationships Australia WA off these services free of charge.

Where are we?

We run these programs in four locations:

Fremantle
1 Ord Street

Gosnells
Lotteries House, 2232C Albany Highway

Midland
27 The Crescent

West Leederville
22 Southport Street

For women

For women who have experienced abusive behaviour from their partners we initially meet one-to-one.

We also offer a 10-week program for women who have experienced abusive behaviour. In a safe and inclusive environment women will have the opportunity to:

  • have their experiences of abuse validated
  • acknowledge the impact of abuse on themselves and children
  • identify how they have stood up for themselves and their when resisting abuse
  • uncover the ways in which they have held on to hope for a better life
  • engage in conversations that expose the beliefs that underpin abuse
  • support each other in efforts to keep themselves and children safe
  • share resources and build on community and social support
For children and young people

For children and young people who have seen or experienced abuse in the home we initially meet one-to-one.

We also offer a 6-week program for children and young people who have experienced abuse in the home. In a safe and nurturing environment participants will have the opportunity to:

  • express their hurts, worries and fears and acknowledge their skills, interests and hopes
  • understand they are not to blame for the abuse
  • discuss actions they take to keep themselves and others safe
  • identify helpful people in the family and community
  • explore how best to express feelings of anger, fear and stress
  • have a supportive and positive social experience in the company of other children and young people
For men

For men who have been hurtful and intimidating towards partners and/or children we initially meet one-to-one.

For men motivated to change their behaviours we offer a 24-week program. In a supportive environment men will be invited to:

  • discuss their use of abusive behaviour and consider the impact of their  abusive behaviour on partners and children
  • expose the beliefs and attitudes that support their use of  abusive actions
  • explore the importance of safety and respect in their relationships with partners and children, and as the foundation for enduring relationships,
  • accept responsibility for their abusive behaviour, emphasising that using abusive words and actions is a choice
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