Domestic and family violence is a pattern of behaviour that tries to control another person in a family relationship.
If there is an immediate threat to your safety call emergency 000.
We've partnered with Kristy McKellar (KM Consulting Services) on this content, an expert in family violence and social change.
Violence is never acceptable, and there are services that help with supportive pathways for individuals who may use or engage in inappropriate, violent or abusive behaviours.
Anger is not correlated to domestic and family violence, although community attitudes often assume that domestic and family violence is a result of uncontrolled anger.
In 2017, we launched a grant program through the NAB Foundation to support community organisations addressing domestic and family violence. The NAB Foundation is supporting the University of Melbourne to refine and test a world-first, evidence-based smartphone tool for men who have used violence in their intimate relationships. The tool, which is based on pilot work with men and health practitioners, aims to intervene early by raising awareness of abusive behaviours and encouraging self-reflection and help-seeking before violence escalates.