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**TRIGGER WARNING* Mel Wojtas. She is courageous, strong, smart, resilient. A survivor of Domestic Violence. The Parenting Couch

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**TRIGGER WARNING**
Part 1 - Mel Wojtas
Mel and I met a few years ago when we were both guests at a Share The Dignity event. This is Mel's story. She is courageous, strong, smart, resilient and determined. And especially determined to create a better future and story for her family, herself and her children.

**TRIGGER WARNING**

This content has references to suicide, abortion, sexual assault, domestic violence. And there is mild coarse language.

Always ring 000 if in immediate danger or emergencies

Suicide Call Back Service
Call 1300 659 467
https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)
Helpline 1800 4 SAMSN (72 676)
https://www.samsn.org.au/

Life line (Crisis support and suicide prevention)
13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Blue Knot Foundation
1300 657 380 (9am to 5pm (Sydney time) Monday to Sunday)
Counselling, information and referrals, and telephone support.
https://www.blueknot.org.au/

National Redress Scheme - for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse
1800 737 377
https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/
National support numbers and/or support with Redress:
https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/support/financial-support/national-redress-support

1800RESPECT
National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling.
1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
https://www.1800respect.org.au/

**TRIGGER WARNING**
Part 1 - Mel Wojtas
Mel and I met a few years ago when we were both guests at a Share The Dignity event. This is Mel's story. She is courageous, strong, smart, resilient and determined. And especially determined to create a better future and story for her family, herself and her children.

**TRIGGER WARNING**

This content has references to suicide, abortion, sexual assault, domestic violence. And there is mild coarse language.

Always ring 000 if in immediate danger or emergencies

Suicide Call Back Service
Call 1300 659 467
https://www.suicidecallbackservice.org.au/

Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN)
Helpline 1800 4 SAMSN (72 676)
https://www.samsn.org.au/

Life line (Crisis support and suicide prevention)
13 11 14
https://www.lifeline.org.au/

Blue Knot Foundation
1300 657 380 (9am to 5pm (Sydney time) Monday to Sunday)
Counselling, information and referrals, and telephone support.
https://www.blueknot.org.au/

National Redress Scheme - for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse
1800 737 377
https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/
National support numbers and/or support with Redress:
https://www.nationalredress.gov.au/support/financial-support/national-redress-support

1800RESPECT
National sexual assault, domestic and family violence counselling.
1800RESPECT (1800 737 732)
https://www.1800respect.org.au/

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