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Important dates over the Christmas and New Year Break

The ADAVIC office will be closed over the Christmas and New Year Holidays from Friday the 15th December 2017 and will reopen on Wednesday the17th January 2018.

The ADAVIC Support Groups will also not be running during this time.

Support Groups—Berwick, Camberwell and Coburg last meetings for the year will be Monday the 11th December 2017 and Altona Tuesday 12th December 2017

The Berwick, Camberwell and Coburg groups will reconvene on Monday the 29th January, 2018.
The Altona group will reconvene on Tuesday the 30th January, 2018.

Our Facebook Page will be moderated from 12noon to 9pm (AEDT) from Mondays to Fridays and 12noon to 6pm (AEDT) on weekends. 
No admins will be available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve and New Year Day.

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We are partnering with The Mighty 
21 November 2016

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We're thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty's wide-reaching readership. We will now have a growing home page on The Mighty and appear on many stories on the site.


The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability. More than half of Americans are facing serious health conditions or medical issues. They want more than information. They want to be inspired. The Mighty publishes real stories about real people facing real challenges.


We're dedicated to helping people with mental illnesses in their lives. With this partnership, we'll be able to help even more people.

We encourage you to submit a story to The Mighty and make your voice heard.

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Below are other helplines and organisations that may be helpful to you:

Lifeline13 11 14
1300 651 251
Parentline (Vic)13 22 89
Men’s Line Australia1300 789 978
Kids Help Line1800 551 800
Reconnexion1300 273 266
Beyondblue1300 224 636
Nurse on Call (Vic) 
1300 606 024


The ADAVIC Facebook page will be moderated during the break (the page is available for 24/7 access).

Click here to access.
  • Discuss and share experiences 
  • Offer encouragement, ask for advice
  • Help others whilst helping yourself
  • Open 24 hours / 7 days a week
  • Moderated by ADAVIC volunteers

In response to the article ‘The part women play in domestic violence’.
15 May 2015 

On May 12th 2015, an article written by Dr Sallee McLaren was published in The Age; ‘The part women play in domestic violence’.

We wish to acknowledge that there is some controversy regarding the content of this article.

We also note that there may be a perceived connection with the views of the author and the views of the Anxiety Disorders Association of Victoria, Inc. (ADAVIC), as Dr McLaren was previously an ADAVIC Committee member and has been a consultant psychologist for the organisation.

ADAVIC wishes to highlight that we receive professional advice, information, and opinion from a multitude of registered health professionals in our work. However, our organisational views and objectives are not necessarily influenced or reflected by one individual. 

In this instance, whilst we respect the right of Dr McLaren to express her professional opinion, we make it known that the views expressed in Dr McLaren’s article are not the views of ADAVIC. 

Members of the community have contacted ADAVIC to express their dissatisfaction with the article, as they see it as attributing blame to the victims of the domestic violence.  ADAVIC has a clear position on this issue: we do not condone “victim blaming” in cases of domestic violence.  ADAVIC is a community-based organisation which works hard to provide support and information for the general public, and to empower and resource individuals to overcome difficult life situations. We see encouragement and support as fundamental to this aim. 

ADAVIC highlights the following organisations for anyone experiencing or impacted by Domestic or Family Violence, Anxiety, Depression or any related Mental Health concerns: 

1. Domestic Violence Victoria – 03 9921 0828 
2. Women’s Domestic Violence Helpline – 1800 007 339 
3. Men’s Domestic Violence Helpline - 1800 000 599 
4. WIRE (Women’s Information and Referral Exchange) - 1300 134 130 
5. LifeLine – 13 11 14 
6. BeyondBlue – 1300 22 4636 


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