WCH Services for Women - Ensuring the safety of women, children and families
WCH for Women
Ensuring the safety of women, children and families
The Women's and Children's Health Network has a commitment to zero tolerance of violence against women, children and families.
If you or someone you know is experiencing physical abuse, sexual assault, financial abuse, emotional abuse or social isolation, help is available.
Women's Health Service
Metropolitan Youth Health
Women's safety (SA Health)
Women's Legal Service (SA)
The Women’s Health Service at the Women's and Children's Health Network has partnered with Women's Legal Service (SA) to provide free and confidential legal advice and support to women experiencing domestic and family violence. The service is available twice a month from both the Women’s Health Service in Port Adelaide and the Women’s Outpatients Department at WCH.
To find out more or access this service, contact 8231 8929 to arrange an appointment.
Strangulation – Resources for clinicians and victims
Strangulation is an under-reported form of assault and people may not disclose that they have been strangled.
It is a term that is not always widely understood and people may tell their clinician, doctor or nurse instead that they have been choked. When asking about a history of strangulation, it is important to ask about any form of pressure applied to the neck.
Strangulation is commonly seen as an intimate partner assault. An intimate partner is a person with whom you have has a close personal or sexual relationship.
Yarrow Place has developed a pamphlet and Z-Card offering support options for victims of strangulation without consent.
Strangulation pamphlet (483kb)
Strangulation Z-card (157kb)
There are a range of resources and supports available for women who may be experiencing domestic or family violence.
A confidential information, counselling and support service, open 24 hours to support
people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse.
Developed by 1800RESPECT, Daisy is a free app that provides information about
support services in your local area.
Information and resources about understanding and preventing violence.
Parenting SA – 'Family Violence' Parent Easy Guide
Parenting SA – 'Safe Families' Aboriginal Parent Easy Guide
The Parenting Easy Guides can help parents and families understand what family
violence is, why and how it can happen in families, and what actions you can take
or who you can call to help you or your children if you are experiencing
violence in your home.
Family Safety Pack
The Australian Government has developed a Family Safety Pack for men and women
coming to Australia. It includes information on Australia's laws regarding domestic and
family violence, sexual assault and forced marriage, and a woman's right to be safe.
Metropolitan Youth Health (MYH) Services
Metropolitan Youth Health, within the Women's and Children's Health Network, provides
clinical health services to young people in our community aged 12 – 25 with a focus on
young people under 18 years.
Office of the Guardian for Children and Young People
Advocates for and promotes the rights and best interests of young people in care.
The Guardian provides individual advocacy, systems advocacy and information and
resources for professionals.
Pickle (also available as an app)
Pickle can connect you to the closest services for help and advice.
It's free, quick and private.
Information for young people, parents/carers and professionals regarding mental health
and managing stressful life events. Link provides information about dealing with
violence and abuse.
Information, resources and services for a wide range of issues and topics facing
young people aged 12 – 25.
For more information or support, talk to your health professional.
Related events and campaigns
16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence
last modified: 02 Jul 2020