Let’s talk about mental health and domestic violence… Looking after your mental health and wellbeing doesn’t have to be hard and you definitely don’t have to go through it alone. Living through the uncertainty and isolation of the Covid pandemic has meant that these issues are being experienced by more people globally.

When someone speaks up about how they feel or what they are going through, this is the first step on the journey back to health or safety.

Although our society is much more accepting and understanding of mental health issues, people can still be ashamed or embarrassed to speak up. The more we as a community talk about mental health and wellbeing, and the more local services there are for support, the more people suffering in silence are likely to seek help.

Respecting ourselves and others is vital to our own health and to those around us. We need to stop disrespectful behaviour and educate people that violence of any kind is not ok. Anyone in a violent relationship needs to urgently seek support.

Beyond Blue is one of Australia’s most well-known mental health organisations. It is a safe place for people to access information and find support no matter where they are sit on the mental health continuum. They have a dedicated Coronavirus Mental Wellbeing Support service available 24/7. We’ve also listed some local services below that you, your children, your family or friends might need for support.

Mental Health and Domestic Violence can happen to anyone at any time. It’s important to have conversations to help reduce stigma and embarrassment. Everyone has the right to feel safe and to live without fear.

Local Services

Relationships Australia, Western Australia

(Mental Health, Domestic Violence & more)

1 Ord Street

Phone: 6164 0420

Website: Relationships Australia, Western Australia

Women’s Health & Family Services

(Mental Health, Domestic Violence & more)

227 Newcastle Street

Phone: 6330 5400

Website: Women’s Health & Family Services

Fremantle Women’s Health Centre

(Mental Health, Domestic Violence & more)

114 South Street

Phone: 9431 0500

Website: Fremantle Women’s Health Centre

Zonta House Refuge Association

(Family & Domestic Violence)

Various locations

Phone: 1800 870 149

Website: Zonta House

Headspace Fremantle

(Mental Health for 12 – 25 year olds)

60-62 Pakenham Street

Phone: 9431 7453

Website: Headspace Fremantle

Fremantle Older Adult Mental Health Service (FOAMS)

(Mental Health)

Fremantle Hospital, F Block, Alma Street

Phone: 9431 3600

Website: FOAMHS

Stopping Family Violence

(Domestic Violence)

45 Duncan Street
Victoria park

Phone: 9355 0234

Website: Stopping Family Violence

Helpful Websites

For Immediate Assistance:

If you feel that your life is in danger, please contact Emergency Services on 000.

You can find some important information and resources on our blog about perinatal mental health if you are a new or expecting mum. Ask for help and look for support to get your mental and emotional wellbeing back on track.

Melville Mums
Author: Melville Mums