Supporting organisations

Listed, below, are a number of organisations that can help parents as they deal with the transitions that family separation brings. It's a good idea to spend a little time looking at each of the sites so that you know what each of the services can offer.

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"What makes The Mediation Space different from other mediation services is that we don’t just pay attention to facts - we use our psychotherapeutic training to work with the range of complex emotions evoked that sometimes are an obstacle to successful resolution."


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CAB Advice Guide
The online CAB service that provides independent advice on your rights and practical, up-to-date information on a wide range of topics.

The Money Advice Service
Financial advice from the FSA with tips to help you get through this difficult time and stay on top of your money situation.


The Mediation Space

The Mediation Space combines family law and therapeutic expertise to create a tailored mediation package to suit your situation.

College of Mediators
The College of Mediators is a professional membership body for mediators. Find a family mediator in your area.     

MATCH - mothers apart from their children
A much needed organisation dedicated to offering non-judgemental emotional support to mothers who are apart from their child for one or many complex reasons.


Family Separation Clinic

The Family Separation Clinic offers specialist services to families where a child is, or is at risk of, rejecting a relationship with one of their parents.

Action for Prisoners' Families
The national voice of organisations supporting families of prisoners.

Shelter is a charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing. They offer advice and information.        

National Debtline
Free confidential, independent advice on dealing with debt.


Contact a Family

Contact a Family provides support, advice and information for families with disabled children, no matter what their condition or disability.


Winston's Wish

Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families in the UK.


Families Like Mine

This US site has a mission to decrease isolation for people who have parents who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT), and bring voice to their experiences.