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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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Local hero given Queen’s honour (Tony Miller OAM)

Coffs Coast Advocate Link to original article Local hero given Queen’s honour by Graeme Singleton 14th Jun 2010 2:25 AM TONY Miller doesn’t think he’s a hero or indeed anyone special but to literally thousands of Australians he is a lifesaver. For his contribution to the welfare of men through his role as the founder …

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Mac Werner talked down hundreds over 10yrs on DIDs helpline, passes age 61

Reproduced from the original article here. LIFE is such a precious thing and the power of faith and determination is unquestionable. It was with sadness yesterday we learnt about the passing of Mac Werner, a man who dedicated so much of his life saving others through Dads in Distress. “Mac Werner manned the phone lines for …

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DIDs (PBB) finalist in 2020 Australian Men’s Health Awards

PBB is now shortlisted as a finalist in the Australian Mens Health Awards through AMHF. Register with AMHF to attend the award ceremony and find out who wins. This relates to our Dads in Distress frontline support service and how it has managed to keep and increase support online, for vulnerable men through the COVID19 …

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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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Dads in Distress (PBB) wins AMHF national award for its Virtual Veranda

From the Australian Men’s Health Forum website: “The Significant Response to COVID-19 champions any individual, group or program that has responded effectively to the impact of COVID-19 on the lives and health of men and boys. Dads In Distress support groups began life on a verandah in Coffs Harbour. Now run by Parents Beyond Breakup (PBB), …

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Interview with Glen Poole

Glen Poole is the founder of Stop Male Suicide, CEO of the Australian Men’s Health Forum (AMHF), co-founder of Men and Boys Coalition in the UK, and a board member at Parents Beyond Breakup. Here’s a great interview with Glen about his work supporting men’s mental health, suicide prevention and some key learnings from the …

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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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