Domestic and family violence
Domestic and family violence happens when one person in a relationship uses violence or abuse to control the other person. It is usually an ongoing pattern of behaviour aimed at controlling a partner through fear.
Helping the community
- About domestic and family violence
- Where you can find help
- How to help someone experiencing domestic and family violence
- Abuse, family matters and protection orders
Assistance for hospital and health service staff
Torres and Cape Hospital and Health Service (TCHHS) is committed to providing a healthy and safe working environment for all employees. It is recognised that employees sometimes face difficult situations in their work and personal life, that may affect their attendance, performance at work and/or safety.
- Support in the workplace guideline (PDF 104 kB)
- Support for employees affected by domestic violence policy (PDF 100 kB)
The Queensland Government support package for employees includes Directive 4/15 Support for employees affected by domestic and family violence (PDF) that provides public service employees access to:
- A minimum of 10 days paid special leave;
- Flexible work arrangements;
- Reasonable workplace adjustments;
- Counselling support services available via OPTUM (enter 'Queensland' as the access code) or phone 1800 604 640.
- Support for colleagues in the workplace (Queensland Health)
- Understanding domestic and family violence booklet (PDF 6211 kB)
- Understanding domestic and family violence online module for health service employees
- Training resources to support clinicians (Queensland Health)