Be a Participant of Insight Exchange

We are inviting people who have experienced domestic and family violence to share their de-identified experiences through either short form or long form Insight Exchange interviews.

You can read more about these options below. We have included links to the participation guides. 

Structured short-form interviews

We are inviting people who have experienced domestic and family violence to share their de-identified experiences using a set of structured questions drawn from My Safety Kit.

The interview experience is similar in style to the long-form narrative interviews in that it is based on the principles of Response-Based Practice, however there is only one interview (60-90mins) and the questions focus on different areas of wellbeing, as outlined in My Safety Kit.

Participation can be in person in Sydney (where Covid-19 measures allow) or using web technology from anywhere.

If you are interested in participating please complete the Short Form - My Safety Kit - Expression of Interest form.

Please note, that an Expression of Interest can only be submitted by the person wishing to participate and cannot be submitted on behalf of another person.  For more on what to expect, read the Short-form Participant Information Pack.

Narrative long-form interviews

We are inviting people who have experienced domestic and family violence to share their de-identified experiences through Insight Exchange.

The Insight Exchange interview process has been designed with the support of people with lived experience of violence and professionals to ensure it is safe, ethical and has a person’s consent. The Voices of Insight narrative assembled from the interview process, seeks to highlight a person's responses and resistance to violence, the way others responded, and the context in which the violence occurred.

At different times, we may invite people who have experienced specific aspects of domestic and family violence to share their experience in support of particular social change initiatives we have underway. Currently, we are seeking expressions of interest from people with lived experience of domestic and family violence involving financial abuse.

Participation can be in person in Sydney (where Covid-19 measures allow) or using web technology from anywhere. Participants have shared lived experiences that occurred in the ACT, NSW, NT, Qld, SA, Vic, WA and NZ. Participants have participated from NSW, NT and Vic.

If you are interested in participating please complete the Long-Form Narrative Expression of Interest form.

Please note, that an Expression of Interest can only be submitted by the person wishing to participate and cannot be submitted on behalf of another person. If you would like more information about what to expect when you participate in Insight Exchange, please read our Participant Information Pack.

Our best hopes from Insight Exchange are explained on the homepage of Insight Exchange website and in each Participant Information Pack.

We acknowledge that whilst our best hopes are that participation in Insight Exchange is positive, we cannot assume to know or measure all that participation may mean to someone at the time or over time. We also acknowledge that despite our best efforts to assemble with a participant a more accurate representation of some of their experiences, we can never fully understand all that their experiences of violence mean to them now or through their life.  We understand that no one’s life experience can ever be fully represented in language or any other form.

At all times the Insight Exchange team work to fulfill

  • Domestic Violence Service Management's code of conduct 
  • Domestic Violence Service Management's values and principles.

What have participants engaging in the Insight component said about their experience of participation?

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"Thanks... just doing that interview and reading it now has really changed my perception again. Im not sure where or how, but I feel different and in a good moving on way." | Participant, 2019

"I thought the Insight Exchange interviewer was truly fantastic. She put me at ease, let me guide the conversation and made sure I felt that the space was safe and free from judgement." | Participant, 2020

"I found the whole experience incredibly respectful, acknowledging and and very supportive." | Participant 2020


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