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National Survivor Advocate Program

Full Stop Australia is proud to establish the National Survivor Advocate Program. This philanthropically funded program offers survivors a platform to advocate for change and access a trauma-informed network of support. Adopting an intersectional approach, the program brings together survivors from diverse backgrounds and varied experiences.

In accordance with Full Stop Australia’s survivor-led strategy, the Survivor Advocate Program will centre the voices of survivors in Full Stop Australia’s advocacy work. Through surveys and other opportunities circulated via our mailing list, survivors will be able to contribute feedback on the issues which matter to them. Full Stop Australia is also overseeing the development of a diverse Advisory Group which will meet on a regular basis to discuss and share upcoming developments and guide Full Stop Australia’s advocacy.

At Full Stop Australia, we know the power of lived expertise in driving change and raising community awareness. The Survivor Advocate Program will provide an avenue for survivors to tell their story and influence change. However, we also acknowledge the burden placed upon survivors telling their stories publicly. By offering supports such as media training, we will help survivors navigate this process in a safe and supported manner.*

Full Stop Australia provides survivors access to 24/7 trauma-informed counselling through our helpline and online chat function.

This project is funded through the Pinnacle Charitable Foundation.

* Full Stop Australia does not provide legal advice or assistance running individual advocacy campaigns. We are dedicated to driving forward systemic change through evidence-based advocacy informed by the lived experience of survivors through this program.

Full Stop Australia Advisory Group

Full Stop Australia strongly recognises the importance of survivor-led advocacy and engaging meaningfully with those who have been impacted by sexual, domestic and family violence. As a part of the National Survivor Advocate Program, Full Stop Australia established a lived expertise Advisory Group which brings together a group of diverse survivors to guide the advocacy work of Full Stop Australia.

Get Involved

If you are interested in finding out more about the opportunities available under the program and would like to join our mailing list, please fill out the form below.

Please note; engagement with this program is subject to adherence with the values and philosophies of the organisation, our confidentiality agreement and code of conduct.