Not all relationships make it.

Sometimes, when there’s nothing else for it, marriages and partnerships end in divorce or separation and couples have to go their separate ways. If you have children, it’s important that your break-up goes as smoothly as possible to have as little impact on them as you can manage. Even if you don’t have kids, any relationship break down can affect all other areas of your life.

We have a range of services to help you if you're going through separation or divorce.

Family Counselling for separation

When your family goes through change, it can be difficult to adjust. Family Counselling allows everyone to talk about what they're going through.

Family Counselling for separation
couple talking to a counsellor in a counselling room

Mediation

If you're separating or divorcing there are lots of decisions to make and it can be hard to agree a way forward. Mediation can help couples make agreements and move on.

Mediation
What next? The parents' guide to separation an online service for separating parents

What next? The parents' guide to separation

Information and practical exercises to help you limit the impact of separation on your children.

What next? The parents' guide to separation
The sorting out separation application

Sorting Out Separation

The Sorting Out Separation app from Help and Support for Separated Families offers personalised content to help you manage your separation.

Sorting Out Separation
Man and woman arguing

Separation and divorce common problems

Divorce and separation are never easy. But it can be reassuring to know that other people have been through the same things you're experiencing.

Separation and divorce common problems
Male and female couple walking along a river bank holding hands

Peter and Nicky's story

Peter and Nicky came to see us when they hit problems in their marriage and Peter was considering leaving.

Peter and Nicky's story
Middle-aged woman standing in a street

Rachel's story

"I'm in control of things now, and I can where there will be a point that I can have a relationship again."

Rachel's story