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It’s estimated that almost one in six - or 16 per cent - of people aged 60 or over, have been the victim of elder abuse in the past year. World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, which takes place on June 15, aims to raise awareness of elder abuse as a global issue. As a provider of support services to Australian families, Relationships Australia WA is encouraging people to understand elder abuse... More
National Sorry Day
The United Nations General Assembly has declared 2019 the International Year of Indigenous Languages (IY2019) to raise awareness of the crucial role languages play in people’s daily lives. In Australia, of the estimated original 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, only around 120 are still spoken. Of these approximately 90 per cent are endangered...
Forced Adoption Support Service
Two sculptures will be unveiled this week in Victoria Park to acknowledge the people whose lives have been affected by forced adoption in Australia. The sculptures, titled Empty Arms – Broken Lives, will provide a central place in Victoria Park for those who have been affected by Forced Adoptions to visit, reflect and remember... More
Rebuilding after separation
Relationships Australia WA is now providing a Redress Support Service (RSS) to people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse and who are thinking about making an application for the National Redress Scheme. This free service is available to everyone throughout WA. If you are unable to visit us or live in a rural area we may be able to visit you, or will provide support over the phone... More
Connect For Mental Health
We have developed a free online mental health training tool to help the community better understand mental health, and recognise someone who may be at risk of mental health decline or contemplating suicide. It helps users understand how to reach out and talk to a person they may be worried about, how to respond to what they say, and also how to obtain further support if needed... More