Walk with me
With large-scale community events on hold this year, Council has adapted the annual ‘Walk Against Domestic Violence’ event to adhere to COVID safety measures and social distancing requirements.
Our new project, Walk With Me will be installed along Nepean River’s popular 6.4km bridge-to-bridge loop (river walk) and Coachman's Park, St Marys. Walk With Me will include a display of women’s silhouettes, along with personal stories of women experiencing domestic or family violence.
The stories have been carefully curated through our engagement with the Nepean Domestic Violence Network and the various services who support women and children as part of their day-to-day work. They depict real-life situations representing a range of women’s experiences to help to inform the reader on the reality of domestic and family violence and its devastating impacts.
The silhouettes will be on display from Wednesday 25 November to Thursday 10 December 2020 -coinciding with the global campaign, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.
Walk With Me ensures that Council can continue its work towards ending violence against women and their children by raising awareness amongst the local community on this important issue.
For further information on Walk With Me, please contact Community Safety Project Officer, Erin Davidson: Erin.Davidson@penrith.city.
If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic and family violence, a list of support services is provided below. In an EMERGENCY or in immediate danger, always call Triple 000 for police and ambulance help.
- NSW Domestic Violence Line (24 hours) – 1800 656 463
Counselling and referrals for women experiencing domestic and family violence.
- 1800 RESPECT (24 hours) – 1800 737 732
National support service for family and domestic violence or sexual assault.
- NSW Rape Crisis (24 hours) – 1800 424 017
Telephone and online crisis counselling service.
- Aboriginal Family Domestic Violence Hotline – 1800 019 123
For information on victims’ rights, counselling and financial assistance.
- MensLine Australia (24 hours) –1300 789 978
Support and information service for men and boys.
- ACON LGBTIQ and Domestic and Family Violence – 1800 063 060
Information, referrals, counselling, advocacy and support for LGBTIQ people in NSW.
- NSW Ageing and Disability Abuse Helpline – 1800 628 221
Confidential helpline for people who experience, witness or suspect the abuse of older people or adults with disability living in NSW.
- Link2home Homelessness Information Line (24 hours) – 1800 152 152
NSW support service providing information, referral and temporary accommodation and other for people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
- Beyond Blue (24 hours) – 1300 224 636
Mental health support service.
- Lifeline Australia (24 hours) – 13 11 14
Free crisis support, mental health and suicide prevention service.