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 one in 10 women attending general practice will have experienced family violence.

NWMPHN is working with the University of Melbourne to provide targeted family violence education to general practice through the WEAVE program. The WEAVE program is an outcome of a world first trial, led by GP Professor Kelsey Hegarty, on the effectiveness of intervention by GPs leading to better health outcomes for women and children experiencing family violence.

The following video captures why identifying family violence needs to be embedded into best practice when working with children and families.


Quick links

The following links will take you directly to family violence services:


Safe Steps:

White Ribbon Australia:

Women’s Health West:

Women’s Health North:

Women’s Health Grampians:

Women’s Health Loddon Mallee