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Are you a Mum feeling lonely after separation or divorce?

Loneliness, anxiety, feelings of isolation and hopelessness are unfortunately just some of the feelings that accompany every divorce.  Sometimes that pain can be so severe that we sometimes wonder whether we are able to survive for very long, if at all. These feelings are even worse for a mum who has lost custody of her …

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Alienated mothers and their trauma

Parental alienation describes a family dynamic in which a parent engages in behaviors that are likely to foster a child’s unjustified rejection of the other parent. Let us pause and look at the ways in which mums suffer the experience of being rejected by their child. Despite feminism being spoken about loudly and clearly, we …

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Former senator John Madigan, champion of family law reform, died today at age 53

It was with immense sadness that we heard that John Madigan, former independent senator passed away after a long illness. John was a fierce defender, and perhaps one of the most fervent, of all those that had suffered at the hands of family breakdown. More than once we’ve accompanied John in Parliament House to speak …

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Are you a paternal grandmother with lived experience that you’d like to share?

This applies to paternal grandmothers. i.e. the mothers of sons, who are themselves dads going through the family courts. We were recently contacted by a group called ‘Mothers of Sons’ who are looking to find other similar paternal grandmothers in similar situations. They are forming a peer support network. MoS is not affiliated with PBB but, …

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Mental health – the pandemic’s next wave?

This ABC radio program is an interesting listen (25 mins). In May the WHO (World Health Organisation) warned that mental health must be at the centre of every pandemic recovery plan. This discussion includes Christine Morgan, CEO National Mental Health Commission and National Suicide Prevention advisor to PMO. Morgan has interesting things to say about keeping a …

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We all need to work together to flatten the new curve – MENTAL HEALTH.

This article says, “In the case of mental health, the whole population has been exposed to the harmful mental impacts of the pandemic to some degree and this will result for the majority in a relatively mild to moderate level of anxiety and stress for which support, self-help and the passage of time are all …

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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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Long time between hugs for separated families

Charity, Parents Beyond Breakup, Chair Brendan Blomeley, writes in the Hobart Mercury (full subscriber article): In recent days, we have watched with heartfelt concern for our friends and family on the other side of Bass Strait, as many of them return to strict Stage 3 Stay at Home restrictions. While necessary, these measures have come at …

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