Prevention of violence
East Gippsland PCP has been part of collective work focusing on the prevention of violence against women. Through participation at the regional level via Gippsland Women’s Health’s Gippsland Free from Violence Coalition, to support of and participation in the East Gippsland Partners in Violence Prevention group, there is prevention activity happening all across the region. Find out more about primary prevention of violence here: https://www.gwhealth.asn.au/gipps-pmvaw
In partnership with Gippsland Women's Health and Griffith University we also have male and female staff trained in MATE bystander program facilitation and have run numerous sessions in East Gippsland. The MATE Bystander Program is an education and intervention program teaching us all to be leaders in the prevention of violence and harmful behaviour. The Program is designed to teach community members how to recognise abuse and have the confidence to speak out and offer help.For more information on the program see https://www.griffith.edu.au/arts-education-law/mate-bystander-program or contact EGPCP the EGPCP team.