Help around separation and divorce


Services include relationship counselling for individuals and couples, family counselling, mediation, children and young people's counselling and sex therapy. They also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationships.

Sorting out separation

Advice and help in many areas – parenting, work, relationship conflict, legal advice, health and housing. Sorting out Separation is part of the Government’s help and support for separated families initiative.

Family Action - SPIP

Family Action runs a Separated Parents Information Programme: a course which helps parents understand separation from a child’s point of view and learn the fundamental principles of how to manage and reduce the impact of conflict on their children. Courses are available free to parents if included in a court order – see website for details.

Restored Lives

Resources and small group courses to help recovery from divorce or separation, including support for teenagers and young adults affected by their parents' relationship breakdown.

Divorce Recovery Workshop

DRW is suitable for anyone of any age, gender, faith or background, and at any stage of separation or divorce. The workshop is run by volunteers who have suffered the breakdown of a relationship and who have attended the workshop as a participant.


DivorceCare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You will learn how to heal from the deep hurt of divorce and discover hope for your future. DivorceCare groups meet weekly to help you face these challenges and move toward rebuilding your life.

Aquila - Hope after Heartbreak

Aquila has been offering help and hope to those suffering pain from broken relationships for over 25 years through its confidential self-help course.

Broken Rites

Broken Rites is an international group offering mutual support and information to separated and divorced spouses/partners of clergy, ministers and Church Army Officers.

Help around bereavement

Widowed Young Support

Widowed Young Support from Care for the Family provides a befriendingservice, special day and weekend events, and more. Support is available to anyone up to the age of 50, or older if there are dependent children at home.

At a Loss

At a Loss provides a comprehensive signposting service for anyone who has been bereaved, including helplines, local groups, resources and Facebook groups.


Offers support, advice and information to those who are grieving, through face-to-face, telephone, email and website support.

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