Call 000 – If you or are experiencing family violence or are concerned for someone’s safety, call 000 for immediate assistance.
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If you need support or information, call the Safe Steps 24/7 crisis line 1800 015 188. If you don’t feel safe to use the telephone or prefer texting, Safe Steps offers WebChat from 9am – midnight, Monday to Friday.
In the peak of Melbourne’s first lockdown in 2020, Blackburn residents Elise Stevens and Natalie Dymond met (socially-distanced) at a park and conversation inevitably turned to the continued uncertainty of COVID-19.