What we do
WorkHaven was formed by corporate leaders who have lived experience of domestic and family violence (DFV). Our combination of professional knowledge and in-depth understanding of this sensitive and challenging topic enables us to provide employers, industries and communities with the all-important tools, insights and information to help facilitate the right conversations in a manner that reflects their specific needs.
We focus on delivering bespoke services that reflect your specific situation to create a significant and tangible difference to the impact and incidence of domestic violence.
If it doesn’t make a genuine positive change, we don’t do it.
We implement workable programs that are built on research and drawn from knowledge of psychologists, DFV experts, human resources and communications professionals to ensure people are equipped with the knowledge to identify victims of DFV, initiate appropriate conversations and effectively support others who may be experiencing DFV.
We are here to provide the tools to ensure the workplace and community is a safe haven for victims of DFV, fostering a culture that embraces openness and caring.
Our aim is to empower you to facilitate and to enable victims to seek support from their workplace, industry associations and communities as a platform to transition from victim to survivor.
The workplace’s role in addressing domestic and family violence
Workplaces play a key role in taking a stand against domestic and family violence (DFV), as 60% of women experiencing violence are part of the Australian workforce.
The workplace can be a safe haven, a place for purpose, friendship, support and financial independence.
That’s where you come in.
Our commitment to you
We educate organisations about DFV and guide them to deliver meaningful and effective activities. We provide specialist support and coaching to walk with victims as they become survivors.
We take an action-orientated approach and our philosophy is to enable, educate and empower workplaces across Australia through a range of workplace and community initiatives to create a culture of connection harmony, safety and empowerment. Everything we do is measured against the positive outcomes we achieve.
Our objective is simple. To significantly reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and family violence and contribute to a world where everyone experiences safety and harmony at home, communities are connected and workplaces offer support and understanding
Lift everyone up
Bringing workplaces together to address difficult conversations affecting our communities.
Domestic and family violence is complex. Our approach helps workplaces walk with people in a way that is meaningful to them.
The power of connection
Everyone can play a part. WorkHaven connects communities to address domestic and family violence through education, awareness, and action.
Walk the talk
Tokenism doesn’t turn the dial. Everything we do leads to positive, meaningful change and tangible outcomes.
The WorkHaven “why?”
Domestic and family violence doesn’t discriminate. It can happen to anyone. It is prolific and creates ongoing impacts. Lives are devastated, even cut short.
A destroyed marriage, a decimated career and shredded confidence. And a damaged childhood that left a legacy for decades. These are the stories of our founders, and they explain why we are committed to WorkHaven and our clients’ success in effectively addressing domestic and family violence.
We built WorkHaven as a beacon for change, using our insights from struggle and our corporate experience. The journey to establish our business wasn’t straightforward. Domestic and family violence is complex, shrouded in stigma an people often don’t know what to do.
We encountered workplaces who didn’t understand their role in the prevention of domestic and family violence, and others who didn’t want to talk about it.
But things are changing and now we see the ripples of progress, empowerment and hope in the organisations and communities in which we work.
And we are committed to collectively create a movement to reduce the incidence and impact of domestic and family violence for our workmates, our neighbours, our loved ones, and the generations to come. Together we can do this.
The current number of employees who have been trained by WorkHaven, or have access to our programs.
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