Finding support during divorce/separation

Finding support while your're separating

When you’re going through divorce and separation it can be really hard to find support from others who know what you’re going through. It can be an extremely isolating time and sometimes it is nice to know that there are others who know how you are feeling and can understand how difficult it is.

Growing up is challenging for any child. It's even harder if their parents have split up. That's why it's important for separated parents to work together to help their children through life's obstacles. Watch the video below abotu parents working together below.

How to find divorce/separation support groups

There are many organisations out there that have online communities where you can find other adults who might be local to you, and also going through a divorce or separation. Some organisations even have local support groups although it might mean that you have to do a bit of research yourself to find these. The single parent charity Gingerbread offer a wealth of support and you can access their online community by clicking here. They can also help you start up your own group if there aren’t any in your area and if this is something you would be interested in.

Families Need Fathers can also offer support. They have local branch meetings throughout the UK and can offer support through various mediums.If you would like to find out more about the work they do and the support they can offer, please click here

 

How we can help you

If you would like support and advice, you can talk to one of our Family Support Workers by calling our confidential helpline on 0808 800 2222. You can also share experiences and advice with other parents on our Forums. Family Lives is here for you and you can contact us about any family issue, big or small.

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