Support for Separated Mums

Support for Separated Mums

Guiding you through separation 

Lifeline WA’s Separated Mums program is a unique service that provides support to Mums before, during and after separation. We also provide support for those who have experienced a bereavement in a partnership or as a parent or child. Lifeline WA welcomes Mums from the LGBTI+ community.

Our counselling team provides individual support, education and group workshops for Mums who want to:

  • Access practical and emotional support and assistance after the loss of a loved one through separation or bereavement

  • Communicate effectively with the other parent and deal with difficult behaviours from your ex-partner

  • Be prepared for mediation and to better understand the mediation process

  • Understand the complexities of the Family Court and the legal system

  • Create a co-parenting plan designed specifically to meet the needs of their children

We can also work with your child/children to assist them to if they are affected by the change in the family unit or loss of a parent.

Lifeline WA does not provide legal advice but we can supply information on how to access legal advice where needed. We can also refer to other support services relevant to individual family situations.

Workshops

On the  last Friday of the month we run workshops for parents to meet with others and learn more about:

  • family law court processes

  • writing a co-parenting plan

  •  building resilience after separation and communicating when relationships have broken down.

​This program is supported by the Department of Communities.

Who is Separated Mums for?

Our Separated Mums service provides one-to-one support for Mums in the process of separation.

What will it cost?

This service is free for anyone in Western Australia.

Where are we located?

Our Separated Mums program is based at our Northbridge and Hillarys offices. We also provide the service via telephone, and secure video link or your existing Skype account. To make an appointment call (08) 9261 4451.  

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