BaptistCare Community Services General Manager, Robert Ellis, shares his thoughts about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women and children experiencing domestic and family violence. For many, home is a refuge, a place of love and respect. For some, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic, home is a prison and a place of great risk. [...]
Warning: This story includes sensitive material on domestic violence and loss. We know that intimate partner violence in Australia is a leading contributor to illness, disability and premature death for women aged 18-441. At the hands of her young daughter’s father, Rachel* experienced both illness and disability - and narrowly escaped death - her unborn [...]
Mental illness had crept its way into Amie’s former relationship with her ex-partner and it continued to be an ongoing issue for him.