Family violence – why psychological and legal service providers need to work together

Do you know someone experiencing family violence?

Join us for a discussion on why family violence victims need a range of support services. For people who have experienced family violence, engaging with the legal process can revive emotional reactions, leading to the need for psychological, community and sociological support. These services generally operate distinctly, yet victims can benefit from a more holistic approach that acknowledges the interplay between these providers. A multi-disciplinary, trauma-informed approach can streamline family violence services and ensure that victims receive all-rounded support.

Join our conversation to discuss how psychological and legal services can work more closely together.



Confirmed Panellists

Helen Matthews – Director Legal & Policy, Women’s Legal Service Victoria – Women’s Legal Service Victoria

Jane O’Hanlon – Support Worker, WIRE (Women’s Information and Referral Exchange)

Julie Borninkhof – CEO, PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia)

Louise Simms – Executive Director Policy Communications and Engagement, Safe and Equal.


Victorian Women Lawyers President Stephanie Pasharis will introduce the session.

Presented by Nicholes Family Lawyers
Victorian Women Lawyers

Tuesday 17 May

Live online event
This event is free


Nicholes Family Lawyers
EmailPhone (03) 9670 4122

Law Week is finished for 2022. We look forward to seeing you next year.