Violence is a serious public health problem. From infants to the elderly, it affects people in all stages of life and from all different backgrounds. Many more survive violence, abuse and neglect and suffer physical, mental, and or emotional health problems throughout their lives.
In our District we call our violence prevention programs the MLHD Priority Populations Programs. We strive for excellence in trauma informed care and we are committed to providing a specialist response to violence and trauma through education, advocacy and counselling.
If you, or someone you know are experiencing violence or abuse please contact us for assistance.
For children and young people who are experiencing or at risk of harm, please contact the Child Protection Helpline (phone 132 111).
The MLHD Priority Populations Program provides specialised support to people dealing with experiences of violence, neglect and abuse. These include:
Violence, Abuse and Neglect Services
Women's Health Nurse Services