Support Help and Empowerment (SHE) is a non-profit, state wide organisation that works with people impacted by violence, as well as communities and service providers. We provide a range of counselling and support services, as well as education and training for communities and service providers.
We also work hard to be a strong voice in the Tasmanian community against family violence – you can read more about our advocacy and awareness raising work on our ACTION! page.
Services for people impacted by family violence
SHE provides free and confidential counselling and support for people affected by violence. This includes people who are currently experiencing or have experienced family violence, as well as people who use family violence. Family violence is abuse in an intimate or family relationship, and can include physical, psychological, emotional, sexual, social, economic or spiritual abuse.
- We offer counselling, advocacy, referral, informal and structured groups, and a library for people and service providers to borrow from.
- All services are free. There are no fees involved in speaking to our counsellors, participating in groups or training.
- We have qualified and experienced counsellors in Hobart, Launceston, and North West Tasmania.
- Face-to-face, phone, and online services are available.
- Safety is our primary concern. SHE has a safe central address, and we provide discreet counselling rooms at locations that are not signed or promoted.
- We also offer limited services at other venues for people who are unable to come to SHE or use our phone or online services (for example, if you have mobility or financial issues).
- We are open normal business hours from Monday – Friday, and stay open later on one evening a week.
- Services are for all people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ability, marital or socio-economic status, cultural, religious or ethnic background. Interpreters can be used as needed.
- We are committed to protecting your privacy and offering secure and confidential services. For more information, please read our privacy information.
Education and training for community groups and service providers
SHE offers a range of specialist family violence training packages for community groups and organisations, corporate workplaces, and other groups across the state. Our training programs and workshops are designed and led by experienced and qualified community educators, and can be adapted to suit the needs of specific groups. All training and workshops are supported by our innovative and unique resources, which explore family violence within a Tasmanian context.
Topics we can cover include:
- Preventing violence against women and changing community attitudes
- Responding to and working with clients who have experienced or are experiencing family violence
- Working in a family violence framework, including family violence risk assessment, safety planning, and trauma informed care
- Enhancing workplace culture to be more responsive to gender issues and family violence
- Delivering gender sensitive services
- The dynamics and drivers of family violence
- Healthy relationships
- Gender issues and social justice
Training workshops can be delivered Monday – Friday, when available, and can range from 1 hour to full day packages, depending on your needs. Our qualified and experienced staff are located in Hobart, Launceston, and North West Tasmania.
Along with our individual training workshops, we also run a 12 week Family Violence Champions Program, which offers organisations the opportunity to support individuals within their team to become workplace leaders in recognising and responding to family violence with their community.
For more information about the Family Violence Champions Program, other training and workshops, or to learn more about how your group or workplace can help to prevent violence against women or support people affected by family violence, please contact SHE on 6278 9090 or email@example.com, or download our booking sheet and email to firstname.lastname@example.org