Manningham Council has a strong commitment to the safety and wellbeing of everyone in our community.

Respect Victoria’s ‘Respect Women: Call it out’ campaign reminds us that everyone has a role to play in preventing family violence and calling out sexism, sexual harassment and disrespect towards women. 

To support councils, the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) coordinated the ‘Respect Women: Call It Out’ campaign during the 16 Days of Activism 2020 initiative. Manningham Council and partners delivered a range of internal and external initiatives during this campaign to raise awareness about how to call out disrespect, sexism and gender based violence.

Issues such as family violence, drugs and alcohol, gambling, mental health and homelessness can impact anyone, at any time in their lives, and these issues can often be linked. It’s important to note that whilst some of these issues can be a contributing factor to family violence, it is not the cause. There is no excuse for any type of violence. A person’s experience can be complex. Whilst most support services are inclusive, sometimes a person may feel more comfortable contacting a service tailored to their needs and background. 

Manningham Council has developed a new resource with funds received via the 16 Days of Activism Grant - the Manningham Wellbeing Support Card. The card includes key contacts for family violence, drugs and alcohol, gambling, mental health and homelessness support services. 

Manningham Council would like to thank members of its Gender Equity Working Group for assisting us with the development of this card, as well as Respect Victoria for funding this valuable initiative.            

Support is available, you can access the following resources:

Homelessness support

Mental health and wellbeing support

  • Lifeline - 13 11 14
    24/7 crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • Beyondblue - 1300 224 636
    Phone and online support available.
  • Kids Helpline - 1800 551 800
    24/7 online and phone counselling service for young people aged 5 to 25.
  • MensLine Australia - 1300 789 978
    Pone and online support and information available.
  • Parentline - 13 22 89 
    Counselling service for parents and carers of children.
  • Headspace - 1800 650 890
    Youth mental health service.
  • Steps Mental Health - 1800 378 377
    Mental health services for the Inner East and Outer East of Melbourne.
  • NEAMI - 9890 9248
    Mental health and wellbeing services and programs.
  • Access, Health and Community - 9810 3000
    Provide a range of mental health and well-being services.
  • Eastern Health - 1300 721 927 
    24/7 phone line to support you as well as carers and health professionals.
  • Butterfly Foundation - 1800 33 4673
    Eating disorders or body image issues.
  • Wellways - 1300 111 400
    NDIS provider mental health and disability support and services.
  • EACH - 1300 00 3224
    Supports people of all ages with, or at risk of developing a mental illness.
  • Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria - 9853 8089
    Information, support groups and resources.
  • QLife - 1800 184 527
    Provides anonymous and free LGBTIQA+ peer support and referrals.

Drugs, alcohol and gambling support

Family violence support

For other services and resources, please visit Be kind to yourself.

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