Skip to content
Community, General News

Break the Violence, End Domestic Violence – NSW Largest Club Group releases action plan during Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Mounties Group 3 mins read
Mounties Group wants to Break the Silence, End Domestic Violence

BREAK THE SILENCE: END DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

NSW Largest Club Group Release Action Plan During Domestic Violence Month

In Australia, 62% of women experiencing domestic and family violence are in the paid workforce. The impact of domestic and family violence caused by perpetrators extends to workplaces and can have a negative impact on employee wellbeing, workplace health, safety and productivity.

Ending domestic and family violence is a national priority, but it’s also a workplace responsibility. NSW’s biggest club group, Mounties Group is launching a range of new initiatives for National Domestic Violence Awareness Month to make a meaningful difference to its staff, its members and the local community.

The average person will spend 90,000 hours at work in a lifetime. That’s roughly 10.2 years spent in the workplace or with work colleagues. Workplaces have a responsibility in family and domestic violence and Mounties Group is releasing its very own Action Plan to demonstrate how workplaces can play a role in identifying and responding to domestic and family violence.

“Having personally experienced domestic and family violence during my time working in the club industry, I recognise the need for improved workplace responses. We all have a role to play in supporting those affected, whether as an employer, coworker, family member or friend,” explained Executive Manager Community at Mounties Group, Arely Carrion, who leads the initiative.

“The key to achieving this is through education and raising awareness so that we can better prepare ourselves to provide support to those who need it. Additionally, it’s important to establish a safe and supportive culture that is non-judgmental, along with effective policies and processes to ensure that those seeking help, receive the assistance they require,” she continued.

As part of Mounties Group’s Action Plan the organisation has created a working group of lived experience employees who are leading the new policies, training and awareness campaign. Mounties Group, who employs more than 1,000 staff, has also pledged 10 days of paid leave as part of its new domestic, family and sexual violence (DFSV) policy.

“If we want to end violence, we need to invest in preventing violence before it begins, intervening early and supporting delivery of frontline services, with a focus on supporting those who have or are experiencing violence,” continued Ms Carrion.

“There have been some daunting stories shared from those within our team who have commenced our DFSV training program. One staff member has family impacted by an intimate partner homicide and she has been able to work through some of this trauma and is now a Domestic Violence Champion helping others on their journey.  We have also had multiple cases of staff experiencing violence with whom we have been able to assist with choices, support and counselling,” she added.

The Mounties Group DFSV Action Plan is part of a larger scheme of initiatives that aim to educate, train, support and most of all provide access to resources and information to save people’s lives and provide hope.

“Family and domestic violence affects individuals from all walks of life. It is incumbent on us, as a workplace, as an industry and importantly as compassionate human beings, to promote awareness and support while providing education to all,” explained Mounties Group President John Dean.

“We are a proud employer of more than 1,000 team members and are dedicated to increasing awareness, conducting training and enhancing the capabilities of our local community. Ultimately, we aim to inspire others to join us and actively participate in these efforts,” he added.

Beyond new policies, increased training and internal resources, the organisation has also aligned with local Domestic Violence organisations and developed a support pathway for those who need help.

“All support we are providing our employees will be extended to our members, this includes developing resources and access to services from our partner organisations to ensure anyone within our care, has access to help when and if they need it,” added Mr Dean.


Key Facts:

To mark this important cause, Mounties Group invites media to attend an event, Break the Silence End Domestic Violence at Mounties this week with special guest speakers and DFV survivors.

When – Thursday 12 October, 11.30am-3pm

Where – Mounties Starz Room

Event – Break the Silence: End Domestic Violence Luncheon hosted by Jacinta Tynan

Special guest speakers:

Hannah Tonkin – NSW Women’s Safety Commissioner

Rebecca Glenn – Founder Centre Women’s Economic Safety

Gabrielle Morrisey – CEO Women and Children First


Contact details:

For more information, interviews or to RSVP:

Katey White | Brilliant Logic

kwhite@brilliantlogic.com.au

0422 639 093 | 02 4324 6962

Media

More from this category

  • General News
  • 25/06/2024
  • 00:07
SPEE3D

SPEE3D INTRODUCES NICKEL ALUMINIUM BRONZE (NAB EXPEDITIONARY) FOR COLD SPRAY ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

WarpSPEE3D to Print NAB Parts On-Site at RAPID + TCT in Los AngelesLos Angeles, California, June 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SPEE3D, a leading global additive manufacturing company, announced the release of a new material for its patented Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM) technology. The company has developed a commercially available Nickel Aluminium Bronze Expeditionary (NAB Expeditionary) material, designed to be field-deployed and enable production of parts in hours, not days.NAB Expeditionary is a high-strength, corrosion-resistant alloy primarily known for its lubricity, resistance to cavitation damage, and stress corrosion cracking. It is predominantly composed of copper, but with significant amounts…

  • General News
  • 24/06/2024
  • 19:22
China UnionPay

“Exchanging Trash for Dreams”: China UnionPay leverages art show to promote ecological preservation for China’s “water tower”

CHENGDU, China, June 24, 2024 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/– On June 5, an art exhibition titled “Exchanging Trash for Dreams”opened in Harvest Moon Art Centre in Chengdu,…

  • General News, Indigenous
  • 24/06/2024
  • 10:00
Australian National Maritime Museum

Keep the fire burning! Blak, loud and proud: Celebrate NAIDOC Week at the Australian National Maritime Museum

The Australian National Maritime Museum will be kicking off NAIDOC Week 2024 with a Family Fun Day on Sunday July 7th, honouring the theme for 2024, ‘Keep the Fire Burning! Blak, Loud and Proud’. NAIDOC Week gives all Australians a chance to celebrate and recognise the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Visit the Museum to celebrate the oldest, continuous living cultures on earth, explore stories and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and learn more about the traditional owners of the land and waters of our nation. The Museum will host a…

  • Contains:

Media Outreach made fast, easy, simple.

Feature your press release on Medianet's News Hub every time you distribute with Medianet. Pay per release or save with a subscription.