Podcast 35: Recognising Domestic & Family Violence… and how to make positive change

Domestic and Family Violence is a reality for too many families all over the world.  And for those experiencing it, their journey to happiness has to start with recognising their situation, and making steps to change it!

May is Domestic and Family Violence Month here in Australia, so we're taking the opportunity to delve into this complex issue, shedding light on the multitude of complexities, and hopefully providing you with the knowledge and confidence to start to make positive changes.

Charlotte Simmons is a Psychologist with 17 years experience in the area of Domestic and Family Violence.

Our suggestions for people who suspect they might be in a DV situation:

     1. Look at your situation objectively and trust your instincts

     2. Speak to a friend or family member who you trust

     3. Call a helpline for additional support and advice

DV Connect 1800 811 811

Lifeline 13 11 14

2 Replies to “Podcast 35: Recognising Domestic & Family Violence… and how to make positive change”

  1. A great interview. Charlotte has a greater understanding of the personalty disorders that create the trauma around emtional/psychological abuse than many. I would be interested to know where her statistics are from. Few recognised support organisations have support groups for those caring parents or their children affected by the insidious abuse that seems to be more common than many realise. Many parents seek support from private psychologists who do understand these damaging behaviours.

    1. Hey There Happiness says: Reply

      Martha, thanks so much for your comments. I’m so pleased to know that you found this information useful and I hope it was of some support too to know that there are people who understand the situation and if you’re needing support, please message me through our Facebook page: Hey There Happiness and I can pass on Charlotte’s details. I wish you all the best x

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