What Does WWILD Do
At WWILD we can provide support and information to people with intellectual or learning disabilities who are at risk of, or have been victims of sexual violence or other types of crime or exploitation.
If you have been a victim of sexual assault or other types of crime, you may want to know:
- what help is available to you
- what are your choices or options
- and where you can go for help.
The best way to get information is for us to talk to you or another person over the phone or in person.
Call WWILD on 07 3262 9877.
We can help with counselling support. You may want to talk to someone about how you are feeling.
Click HERE to find out What is Counselling
Click HERE to find out about WWILD’s Counselling program.
Click HERE to find out about Other Services.
WWILD workers can support you to:
- Work out what you want to do
- Talk about and help you to feel safer in your community
- Talk to police, attend court or appointments with lawyers
- Get help to apply for Domestic violence orders
- Seek Legal advice or apply for Legal Aid
- Apply for financial help from Victims Support Queensland
- Apply for safer housing
- Seek appropriate disability support like NDIS, Centrelink payments
- Fill out forms
- Find out about community activities or groups
Click on this HERE to find out more about the program.
Click on this link for ‘What to do if someone hurts you‘ information
Referral – Where you get help:
Some of the services we can help you find might be:
- Domestic and Family Violence services
- Legal advice
- Medical or mental health support
- Disability Advocacy Services
Click on https://wwild.org.au/links/ to find phone numbers for other services.
WWILD has regular groups and short term therapeutic groups that run that run a few times a year. The Women’s group is on a Wednesday morning.
Please go the WWILD groups page for more information about those, and other short term educational groups such as the ‘You and Me’ relationships group, Domestic and Family Violence group and Sexuality group.
Disability Royal Commission – 2020 – 2023
We also help people who would like to talk to the Disability Royal Commission and share their stories. This can involve you talking to one of our workers and working out the best way to share your story – written down, pictures or other images or face to face meeting. Its up to you.
Click on this link to learn more about the Disability Royal Commission project at WWILD.
WWILD runs training workshops and community education groups during the year. Click Here to find out more.
You can find out more about our therapeutic community education groups Here on our Groups Page.
LISTEN UP! Project 2020 – 2023
This project has been extended into 2023 and the project team is working on the next stage. They are also promoting and distributing the Listen Up! project resources including a series of podcast episodes and booklet for allied health professionals.
And You Think You’re the Expert Project – Podcast, Videos and a Booklet
WWILD Sexual Violence Prevention Association Inc. created the And You Think You’re the Expert? podcast as part of the Listen Up! Project.
For this project, we consulted with women who have an intellectual disability about what makes safe, accessible services for them, after an experience of violence, such as sexual assault and/or domestic and family violence.
We have created a 7-episode podcast and an accompanying booklet that discusses disability, violence and accessibility and is hosted by the experts!
Each episode, our experts interview a worker in this field; a sexual violence counsellor, a domestic violence worker, a support worker, a support coordinator, a mental health worker and a police officer.
Our experts offer their wisdom and advice to the workers.
There are also some accompanying videos.
To listen to the podcast episodes, watch the videos or see the booklet, please click on:
For more information on COVID-19 vaccination requirements for anyone attending WWILD premises or outreach services, please click on this LINK
For more information about all WWILD’s services, please call WWILD on 07 3262 9877.