Control, Abuse or Violence

Conflict is a normal part of any relationship, but it should never impact your safety.  

Disagreements may become arguments and although feelings may be hurt, in a healthy relationship this conflict can be resolved without physical or emotional pain. 

What is domestic and family violence? 

Domestic and family violence or intimate partner violence refers to a range of abusive or controlling behaviours including:  

  • Physical violence 
  • Emotional or verbal abuse 
  • Coercive control or manipulation 
  • Social isolation 
  • Sexual assault 
  • Intimidation

It is often difficult for us to admit when our relationship becomes violent because of the love shared.  

How can our services help you as a couple? 

  • Assistance to identify and change harmful behaviours 
  • Bring about positive change to your relationship  
  • Learn ways to better manage conflict 

How can our services help you as an individual? 

  • Develop an exit plan to help you leave a violent relationship safely 
  • Learn ways to support your children if you’re a parent 
  • Work through trauma 
  • Learn ways to respond to negative behaviour in the future  
  • Develop tools to cope with and manage stress 
  • Work to regain your confidence and self-esteem 

Related Services

Domestic & Family Violence Support

Helps couples and families who have experienced, witnessed, or committed violence or abuse; to bring about positive change and better manage conflict.

Women: Choice & Change

Group program for women who have experienced intimate partner abuse or violence. Share experiences and develop skills to move forward in your life.

Safer Pathways for Men

Free and localised support for male victims of domestic and family violence.

Got Your Back

Community of support for young people who have been impacted by family and domestic violence to connect with others, share ideas and discuss challenges they are facing.


A safe and supportive environment to talk about challenges you may be experiencing and explore strategies to improve your wellbeing, intimate relationship or family relationships.