Where can I find the survey?
Access the survey here.
I am experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence and need support now. Where can I find support?
If you are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence, please know you are not alone and help is available.
• Phone 000 if you are in immediate danger.
• 1800RESPECT is the national domestic, family and sexual violence service. They can be contacted on 1800 737 732 or www.1800respect.org.au for 24/7 confidential information, counselling and support.
• The Domestic Violence Crisis Service 24/7 crisis intervention line can be contacted on 02 6280 0900 and further information can be found at www.dvcs.org.au.
• The Canberra Rape Crisis Centre crisis line can be contacted on 02 6247 2525 between 7am and 11pm seven days a week and further information can be found at www.crcc.org.au.
What is the Victim Survivor Voice project?Read more »
The Victim Survivor Voice project will set up ways for adults in the ACT and region with lived experience of domestic, family and sexual violence to share the valuable insights developed through their experiences to inform local policy and services.
How will information I provide be used?Read more »
How will information I provide be shared?Read more »
Following completion of the survey, answers will be reviewed by Ursula De Ruyter and Merri Andrew from Women’s Health Matters. Ursula and Merri will remove all identifying information from responses to identify key themes and ideas. A high-level summary of these themes will be shared with the ACT Office of Domestic, Family and Sexual Violence in March 2024 for the purpose of developing of the Victim Survivor Voice project.
How will I remain completely anonymous?Read more »
The survey does not ask for any of your personal details. You will remain completely anonymous unless you decide you want to share your email address with us. Only Ursula De Ruyter and Merri Andrew from Women’s Health Matters will have your information, which will be kept confidential. You can also provide a pseudonym if you do want to speak to us further.
Does the survey cover any sensitive topics?Read more »
Yes. The survey asks questions about how you would feel respected and supported sharing information about your experiences of domestic, family and sexual violence.
We suggest you do the survey in a private space and at a time when you will feel comfortable and safe. Thinking about this topic might bring up difficult feelings for you. Feel free to take a break if you need to and consider accessing some of the support options listed above.
Can I ask someone to help me complete this survey?Read more »
Can I complete this survey on behalf of someone else?Read more »
Yes, but please make sure that if you are acting on behalf of someone else you have their consent to share their experiences and that you prioritise their interests. Please also remember that listening to another person’s experience can be distressing and you may wish to debrief with a professional or trusted person afterwards.
Can I do the survey another way?Read more »
Yes. If this survey is not accessible for you or is difficult to use, please contact Ursula at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 5137 4321.
Can I save my answers and complete it over multiple sittings?Read more »
No. This survey platform unfortunately does not allow you to save your submission and come back to it. We suggest you use a separate, personally created document to write your responses to the questions over time. This can allow you to take breaks in writing your responses before submitting to us.
Can I edit, add to, or make changes to my responses after completing the survey?Read more »
Yes, however as this survey platform does not allow you to save and edit your work please contact Ursula at Women’s Health Matters on email@example.com or 02 5137 4321 to provide your changes. Any conversations with Ursula will remain confidential and you can use a pseudonym to remain anonymous.
Can I withdraw my responses?Read more »
Yes, however as this survey platform does not allow you to remove your submission once submitted, please contact Ursula at Women’s Health Matters on firstname.lastname@example.org or 02 5137 4321 to withdraw your responses.
What do I do if I find a question offensive, overwhelming or confusing?Read more »
You do not need to include any information that you do not want to include. Please only answer what you are comfortable answering. You can also raise your complaints directly with Women’s Health Matters by contacting Ursula on email@example.com or 02 5137 4321
Is there any payment or reward for doing the survey?Read more »
Everyone who is eligible for the survey and completes it can enter a prize draw to win one of thee $50 gift cards. The prizes will be drawn in March 2024. We will check people are eligible before awarding the prizes.
To enter the prize draw, you will need to tell us your email address and postcode at the end of the survey. These details will be separated from the survey answers, only used for the prize draw, and deleted after prizes are awarded.