PBB is parent charity to Dads in Distress and Mums in Distress support services.
Who are we
Parents Beyond Breakup is a national suicide prevention charity working in many communities across Australia focusing on separating families.
Why we exist
Every child deserves a great relationship with their parents, one that offers them the best possible start in life. We believe all mums and dads want to be the best parents that they can be, and that at times all of us struggle to live up to that expectation. We exist to help separated mums and dads deal with the practical and personal challenges that can get in the way of being the best parents they can be.
How we work
We work to make positive change happen on an individual, cultural and systemic level. We help separated mums and dads to find more effective ways to deal with their situation; we do this through our helpline, local peer support groups and other resources. We work to raise public awareness of the challenges that parents face, and to improve the way the system helps parents contribute to the upbringing of their children.
Separated parents get connected to a community of support that they need; in doing so we help parents cope with being separated from their children and to find the optimal path to reconnecting them. 70% of clients say that we offer the best support that they have been able to find in this area. In 2016, quality assurance work indicates over 350 parental suicides avoided. In simple terms, each year there are many more Australian kids who get to keep their parents in their lives due to our support.