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You Are Not Alone (YANA)

A free, 8-week online support group for women who have been impacted by family violence and would like to join with other women to express themselves as well as regain their sense of self through learning, sharing, connecting and creating.

In this group there will be a chance to talk about your experiences and to learn from others and from educational material about the following:

  • Developing/building on strategies for strengthening resilience
  • Rebuilding or establishing trust in your family
  • Understanding family violence and its impacts on women and their children
  • Strategies to create or re-establish healthy parent/child relationships
  • Skills to manage and support children’s behaviours and emotions
  • Positive and strengths-based approaches to moving forwards
  • Offering hope and empowerment for a new future.

Women who have been involved in similar groups have found that it is a helpful way to learn more about their rights and support options, and to rebuild their identity and begin to heal.


Who can attend?

Women affected by family violence who live in the following local government areas: Bacchus Marsh, Boroondara, Brimbank, Cardinia, Casey-North, Casey-South, Dandenong, Hobsons Bay, Keilor, Manningham, Melbourne, Melton, Monash or Shepparton.

Upcoming group dates

Online on Tuesdays from 10am - 12pm.

  • 23 April
  • 30 April
  • 7 May
  • 21 May
  • 28 May
  • 4 June
  • 11 June
  • 18 June.

Please note: No session on 14 May.

We're also running this group on Mondays. Learn more.


Contact us

To find out more or express your interest:


Tuesday mornings from 23 April 2024. See 'Upcoming group dates' for more information.

Free of charge. Bookings are essential.

Express your interest

Please note we're experiencing some technical difficulties with our online forms which may delay our response to your enquiry. For urgent enquiries, please call us directly.

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Preferred start date *

Select which group intake you would like to participate in.
Tick the box to confirm your understanding.
Enter your first and last name.
Enter the country where you were born.
We want to make sure that we’re using your correct pronouns. Please let us know how you would like to be referred to. (Pronouns are words that we use to refer to people when we’re not using their name. Examples include she, he, they, xe, and ze. Some people don’t use pronouns at all, preferring to be referred to by name.)
Enter the mobile number (without spaces) that you would prefer to be contacted on.
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Enter the email address that you would like to be contacted at.
Enter your residential address, including suburb and/or postcode. If you do not wish to share this information online for safety reasons, please write ‘Don’t wish to disclose’.
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The following questions are optional. If there are any questions which you are not comfortable answering online, these can be discussed over the phone during the intake assessment.

Enter any languages, other than English, that are regularly spoken in your home.
Enter details of any disabilities, impairments or urgent issues that are impacting you.
Enter the number of children you have.
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Add any additional details, comments or questions in this section, for example, any communication preferences you have, or when (during business hours) you would prefer to be contacted.
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