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Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence

Safe and Supported: Building Workplace Capacity to Manage Family Violence

This workshop is designed to build the capacity of workplaces to support their employees who are experiencing family violence. Disclosures of family violence are common after or during violence prevention training and/or workplace change programs. 

This workshop is designed for managers, human resources/people and culture staff, or individuals in family violence contact/support roles and will assist them to develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure their employees are safe and supported in the workplace.

Training Outcomes:

  • Increases participants' understanding and confidence to manage disclosures of family violence
  • Builds participants' skill to develop and implement a family violence policy
  • Provides you with practical tools to create a safe and supportive workplace.

Workshop facilitator:

Alan Thomson is a skilled and experienced family violence prevention worker, with over 10 years experience facilitating accredited training to stop violence against women. Alan holds a Graduate Certificate in Social Science at Swinburne university, Responding to Male Violence against Women. Alan has worked on numerous primary prevention programs and projects for communities and organisations throughout Victoria, including not-for-profits, local and State Government

Bianca Walsh is the health promotion officer and training coordinator at Women's Health Victoria. Bianca brings over seven years' experience managing and facilitating training to diverse volunteer programs that support newly arrived communities and robust community facilitation and training experience within the social justice and non for profit sector.

Who should attend?

This training is designed to be delivered to workplace managers, human resource professionals and family violence contact staff.

For enquiries, please email training@whv.org.au or call Women's Health Victoria on 03 9664 9300


Thursday, 8 November 2018 - 10:00am to 1:30pm


Women’s Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke St, Melbourne


Women's Health Victoria