LIVED EXPERINCE

Jane: “He tried to take his life last weekend”

Jane is a sister/aunt in her 40’s in QLD. “My brother was woken to being smashed in the face with a breadboard. It was his partner. Two weeks later, the police charged him with assault. He had to go to court. She drove him. When there, she went into a separate room saying she was …

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Cutting off my alienating mother

UK charity Stand Alone suggests that estrangement affects at least one in five British families. Claudia Tanner spoke to Sarah*, 38, from London, about her reasons for maintaining no contact with her estranged mother after she has messaged her to urge her to talk to her due to the coronavirus pandemic. A lot of people …

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Nick: “I haven’t seen my children 10 years.”

Nick is a dad in his 60’s in VIC. “[We] married in 2005. I already had several properties and a business. She had one house. [In] 2009, she moved with the children, without telling me. At first, I had regular contact. There were no allegations of abuse. I was unexpectedly issued a DV intervention order. …

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Australia has a suicide problem (ABC)

Interesting article on ABC this morning. Yes, Australia has a suicide issue. We know, because we’re at the front line dealing with it. Here’s an insight not covered. We know who does it. We know how they do it. We’re not so good at understanding why, or what to do about it. Not knowing (or …

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The DIDs ‘Dad Survey’ and 55 book give away

Click here to take the survey We’re running a quick ‘dad’ survey ahead of Fathers Day. It’s specifically for and about separated dads.  It’s short, it only takes a few moments to complete and, if helping us to keep more dads alive doesn’t do it for you, the 55 books we’re giving away in a …

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PBB CEO Pete Nicholls interview with The Family Law Project

Interview between Family Law Project and Pete Nicholls, CEO of Parents Beyond Breakup (Dads in Distress). Discussion covers a little about Dads in Distress, how the service operates, insights into male suicide, working with men and the forthcoming Fathers Day Report being launched this Sunday, 6th September 2020 – DIDs 21st Anniversary.

World Suicide Prevention Day and Separating Fathers

Today is World Suicide Prevention Day. Its an important day in our diary because we are a suicide prevention support charity and our focus is supporting dads at risk of suicide. We need to continue shining a light on suicide prevention to help save lives. By talking about it, we can start to share our …

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