In episode 1 of Hope beyond abuse: Lisa interviews Karen who works on the domestic violence helpline 1800 RESPECT. Lisa delves into what to expect when someone calls and what kind of things a counsellor on the line is trained to help with.

If you or anyone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please visit my resources page for help. If it’s an emergency, please call the emergency services in your region (000 for Australia).

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Lisa roundLisa McAdams

I am proud that I have created a life where I live each day doing what I love. My catchphrase is:
‘I live by design and not by default’.

I decided to start Hope beyond abuse because I have been there and I know how daunting it can be to realise and accept that you are living in an abusive relationship.

I hope that by reading my blogs and listening to the podcasts you will gain insight to what is happening to you and feel less alone. If you know somebody whom you suspect is being abused, I hope you can gain an understanding of how best to help them.

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What to expect when you call 1800