Family Violence Position Statement
At NMHPV our vision is to promote healthy and safe nursing and midwifery professions.
We recognise that family violence across the life span is a complex and serious community issue, most commonly experienced by women and their children. It has both immediate and long-term impacts on the physical, psychological and social health and wellbeing of those affected.
As a service focused on health and wellbeing, we are in a unique position to identify our colleagues at risk, sensitively enquire if we can help, and make referrals to specialist family violence services if required.
By doing so we aim to assist in reducing the incidence of family violence and its impact on individuals, families, the community and the health system.
We support our staff both professionally and personally in relation to family violence to ensure their wellbeing and safety.
As a service we aim to assist those in need by connecting them with services which make a significant contribution to addressing the issues of family violence and contributing to prevention, changing behaviours and community attitudes through practice, education and advocacy.