Reducing family violence
Family violence is a key priority for NWMPHN. Family violence is the leading contributor to ill health for women under 50. At least 1 in 10 women attending general practice will have experienced family violence. NWMPHN is currently working with University of Melbourne to provide targeted Family Violence education to General Practice. This is an evidence based program called WEAVE. The WEAVE program is an outcome of the world first (WEAVE) trial which was led by General Practitioner, Professor Kelsey Hegarty. The study was published in The Lancet, and evidenced that effectiveness of intervention by General Practitioners leading to better health outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence.
The following video captures why as a community family violence needs to be embedded into best practice when working with children and families.
The following links will take you directly to Family Violence services:
White Ribbon Australia:
Women’s Health West:
Women’s Health North:
Women’s Health Grampians:
Women’s Health Loddon Mallee