Detailing family violence support for our employees

The new Family violence: manager’s guide to supporting our employees has been launched and is now available on prompt.

The guideline outlines a range of options for confidential support available to employees experiencing family violence.

Executive Director People and Culture, Karen Lowe, said while we work hard to support our patients who may present with family violence-related health concerns, it was important to recognise that our employees and volunteers sometimes face situations of family violence in their personal life.

“Our priority is to make sure our people have the support they need to do their jobs well and feel safe – in and out of work. If you are experiencing – or have experienced – family violence, we encourage you to have a confidential conversation with your manager or a People and Culture Business Partner about the options available to you.

“We have introduced family violence leave and there are also other very practical measures we can take, such as making changes to work patterns or email and phone details. It can be really helpful to create a workplace safety plan and we have provided a template to help with that,” Karen said.

The free and confidential Employee Assistance Program also now offers support and counselling for people experiencing family violence and can be reached on 1300 687 327.

Download the Family violence: manager’s guide to supporting our employees or link to it on prompt.

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